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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 

THE Z. SMITH REYNOLDS LIBRARY 




1981-1985 



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ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS ONE HUNDRED THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 

1981 

held with 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 4 

SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 5 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

BROWN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 3, 1 982 



LAUREL BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 4, 1 982 



ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS ONE HUNDRED THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 

1981 

held with 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 4 

SOUTH ESTATOE BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 5 



NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

BROWN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 3, 1 982 

LAUREL BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 4, 1 982 



WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 
LIBRARY 



Table of Contents 

Dedication 3 

Directories: 

Associational Officers 4 

Chairmen 4 

Representatives 5 

Sunday School Officers 5 

Church Training Officers 5 

Woman's Missionary Union Officers 6 

Music Zone Directors 6 

COMMITTEES: 

Executive 6 

Budget 7 

Stewardship 7 

Evangelism 7 

Missions 7 

Christian Life Committee 7 

Nominating 7 

Youth 7 

Church 

Pastors 7 

Sunday School Directors 8 

Church Training Directors 8 

Woman's Missionary Directors 8 

Brotherhood Directors 9 

Music Directors 9 

Director of Library Services 10 

Church Clerks 10 

Church Treasurers 11 

Deacons 11 

Messengers to Association 12 

Ministers Licensed This Year 12 

Ministers Ordained This Year 12 

Other Ministers, Not Pastors 13 

Our Beloved Dead 13 

Calendar 14 

Proceedings 16 

Reports: 

Hospitality 20 

Historian 20 

Sunday School 21 

Vacation Bible School 22 

Church Training 23 

Woman's Missionary Union 23 

Brotherhood 24 

Music 24 

Senior Adults 25 

Deacons 25 

Pastors' Conference 26 

Publication 26 

American Bible Society 26 



Seminary Extension 29 

Children's Homes 29 

North Carolina Baptist Homes 30 

Baptist Hospital 31 

Evangelism 33 

Stewardship 33 

Missions 34 

Annuity 37 

Together We Build 37 

Christian Higher Education 38 

North Carolina Baptist Foundation 39 

Christian Life 40 

Associational Operating Expense 40 

Historial Events of Interest During Year 42 

Historial Table 43 

Statistical Tables 44-51 

Constitution 52 



Dedicated to 




MR. and MRS. JESS STYLES 



The Yancey Baptist Association Meeting in its one hundred third annual 
session voted to dedicate the annual to Mr. and Mrs. Jess Styles. 

Mrs. Styles has served the Lord and Yancey Baptists for 1 9 years as clerk. 
This recognition is in order as she begins her twentieth year of service. 

This has been more than a one-person job. Mr. Styles has been involved, too. 
He has been so cooperative, helpful, and understanding when Mrs. Styles was 
busy with all that is involved in being clerk. He said one day, "You know, those 
annuals make it necessary for the corn to be planted a certain time." 

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Styles are active members of First Baptist Church. They 
have two children. A daughter, Mrs. Bill Anglin, lives in Burnsville; a son, Danny, 
lives in Icard. 

Mrs. Styles is efficient and is not satisfied to give less than her best. Accuracy 
is important to her. When there is a job to be done she believes in getting it done 
so the annuals are ready to distribute in six weeks. Mrs. Styles has a deep love 
for the people and the work of the association, and that adds a plus to her lead- 
ership. 

This dedicated husband and wife have faithfully performed the task assigned 
to their hands. They have, also, given to us a beautiful example of how good it is 
for a couple to "put their hands on the plow" together. 

The 1 981 annual is dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Jess Styles with affection and 
deep gratitude. 

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ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICERS 

Director of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Box 53, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Moderator Lester Murphey 

Rt. 3, Box 380, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Associate Moderator G.E. Freeman 

Rt. 4, Box 446, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Treasurer Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Box 532, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Music Director Tommy Pittman 

2 1 9 Ferguson Hill, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Sunday School Director Harold Bennett, Jr. 

1 42 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Vacation Bible School Director Miss Iva Nell Buckner 

Box 683, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Church Training Director Lawrence King 

Rt. 2, Box 126, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Woman's Missionary Union Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Box 497, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Niles Howell 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Director of Library Services Mrs. Wayne McCurry 

Rt. 6, Box 250, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Senior Adult Coordinator Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Historian Miss Sara Hensley 

Box 65, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

CHAIRMEN 

Executive Committee Jack Hensley 

P.O. Box 422, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Budget Committee Everett Crout 

Box 1 52, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program Committee Mrs. Don Young 

Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Missions Committee Joseph Godwin 

Box 51 7, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Evangelism Committee Fred Phoenix 

1 77 West Burnsville Rd., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Christian Life Committee Don Young 

Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Youth Committee Tim Babb 

Rt. 6, Box 269, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 4, Box 14, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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REPRESENTATIVES 

Children's Homes Vergis Anglin 

Rt. 6, Box 270, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 
Homes for the Aging Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Box 234, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 
Publications Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 
Christian Higher Education Mrs. Locke Ramsey 

Rt. 4, Box 304, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Seminary Extension Mike Orr 

337 Green Mountain Dr., Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 
Annuity Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 7 1 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Audio-Visuals Steve Adams 

Rt. 1, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
American Bible Society Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6, Box 848, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Lawrence Glenn 

Rt. 1 , Box 414, Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777 

Teacher-Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

1 3 Robertson Street, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Outreach Director Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6, Box 284, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Ben Banks 

Rt. 1, Box 41 8, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Youth Director Mrs. David Griffith 

Rt. 6, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Children's Director Mr. Herschel Holcombe 

P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Preschool Director Mr. Jess Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

CHURCH TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Herman Mason 

20 Swiss Ave., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Director New Member Training Horace McLeroy 

Rt. 5, Box 92, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Director Church Leader-Member Training Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Box 370, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Adult Training Group Leader Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Youth Training Group Leader Mrs. Billy McCurry 

Rt. 1, Box 136, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



Children's Group Leader Mrs. Ralph McDowell 

Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Preschool Group Leader Mrs. Henry Griffin 

Box 71 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Box 497, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Associate Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1, Box 187, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Enlistment and Enlargement Director Mrs. George Barnes 

Rt. 6, Box 188, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Box 234, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Pianist Miss Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 2, Box 228, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Baptist Women Director Mrs. Robert Wilson 

Rt. 5, Box 988, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Box 232, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Billy Anglin 

Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Girls in Action Director Mrs. Everett Crout 

P.O. Box 152, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mission Friends Director . , Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr. 

142 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Herman Howell 

Rt. 2, Box 396, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 
Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Box 370, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Mission Action Chairman Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Box 325, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

MUSIC ZONE DIRECTORS 

Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1 , Box 232, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 
Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Mrs. Ernest Hughes, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 2871.4 
Earl Tipton, Rt. 7, Box 1 8, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Mrs. Herbert Dahlin, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 
Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Jack Hensley, Chairman P.O. Box 422, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

(South Estatoe) 

Richard L. Muri P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 (Burnsville, First) 

Harold Bennett, Jr 142 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

(West Burnsville) 

Ralph Griffith Rt. 7, Box 84, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 (Windom) 

Mrs. Brooks Boone Rt. 6, Box 848, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Laurel Branch) 

Earl Cole Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 (Bee Log) 




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BUDGET COMMITTEE 



Everett Crout, Chairman; Kenneth Mashburn, Horace McLeroy, Miss Lola Hen- 
sley, Mrs. Bill Anglin, Ben Riddle, Burl Maney. 

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Donald Young, Chairperson; Lawrence Glenn, Dennis Helms, Mrs. Jim 
Young, Mrs. Tommy Buckner, W.O. Riddle, Berl Thomas, Frank Hylemon, 
Sherrill Whitson. 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

Fred Phoenix, Chairman; John Huntley, Charles Willis, Mrs. Doyle Dale, Mrs. 
Charles Tomberlin, Carl Grindstaff, Rudy Owens, Lawrence Westall. 

MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

Joseph Godwin, Chairman; G.E. Freeman, Ray Strickland, Mrs. Jeanette Van 
Patten, Miss Iva Nell Buckner, Edward Hughes, Billy Ray Bailey, Ray Higgins, 
Shelby Beaver. 

CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMITTEE 

Donald Young, Chairman; Paul Robinson, Merley Willis, Mrs. Stanley Shuford, 
Jr., Mrs. Miller Ledford, Ronnie McMahan, Warren Williams, Haskie Honeycutt, 
Jr. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Troy Ray, Chairman; Mrs. Don Young (Music), Mrs. George Barnes (W.M.U.), 
Mrs. Herschel Holcombe (Sunday School), Mrs. Charles Tomberlin (Church 
Training), Herman Mason (Brotherhood). 

YOUTH COMMITTEE 

Tim Babb, Chairman; David Autrey, Mrs. Bill Anglin, Ms. Lavonne Murdock, 
Mrs. Jim Buckner, Todd Bennett, Doug Swann, Laura Lynn Anglin. 

LIST OF PASTORS 



Bank's Creek Sherril Whitson, Rt. 1 , Box 337-A, Bakersville, N.C. 28705 

Bee Log Earl Cole, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 

Blue Rock Haskie Honeycutt, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Dennis Helms, Rt. 6, Box 242, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Burnsville, First Richard L. Muri, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Byrd's Chapel Merley Willis, Rt. 2, Box 265, Erwin, Tenn. 37650 

Cane River None 

Crabtree John J. Huntley, Rt. 2, Box 225, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Lawrence Westall, Rt. 2, Box 866, Marion, N.C. 28752 

Hall's Chapel Paul Robinson, Rt. 5, Box 752, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Denver Styles, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Ray Strickland, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 



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Mt. Mitchell Charles E. Willis, Rt. 5, Box 711, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Lester I. Murphey, Rt. 3, Box 380, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Joseph Godwin, P.O. Box 51 7, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Pleasant Grove Lawrence Glenn, Rt. 1 , Box 414, Spruce Pine, N.C. 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Riverside Terry Allen, Rt. 2, Spruce Pine, N.C. 

Shoal Creek Kenneth Mashburn, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe G.E. Freeman, Rt. 4, Box 446, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville . . Harold Bennett, Jr., 1 42 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Warren Williams, Parker Rd., Weaverville, N.C. 

Young's Chapel Rudy Owens, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Arcemus Fox, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Jimmy E. Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Ben T. Riddle, Rt. 6, Box 284, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 988, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Bacchus Hensley, 321 Hillside Dr., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Jack E. Mcintosh, P.O. Box 243, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Ike Fyre, Rt. 5, Box 890, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff , Rt. 7, Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Dallas Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, 1 45 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Mt. Mitchell Jack Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Jack Harper, Rt. 3, Box 494, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Herb Dahlin, Rt. 2, Box 48, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove . . Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Price's Creek Gerald Buchanan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Edward Hughes, 1 1 6 Dogwood Land, Spruce Pine, N.C. 

South Estatoe Don Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville .. Ronald Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Box 244-A, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton, Rt. 7, Box 1 8, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Berl Thomas, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF TRAINING UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek . . i'Ars. Geraldine Styles, Rt. 1 , Box 460, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Herbert Smoak, Rt. 7, Box 658, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3, Box 1 72, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

South Estatoe L.H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Danny Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Box 437, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Windom Glen Brigs, Rt. 7, Box 22, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 294-A, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 



LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 



Bolen's Creek Mrs. Dennis Helms, Rt. 6, Box 242, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 988, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



Burnsville, First Mrs. Mildred Harris, 61 7 W. Main St., Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Cane River Mrs. George Barnes, Rt. 6, Box 1 88, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Box 280, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, Rt. 1 , Box 41 4, Spruce Pine, N.C. 

South Estatoe Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville . . Mrs. Jerry Holcombe, P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Young's Chapel Mrs. Mosie Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Box 2 1 8, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

West Burnsville Mike Higgins, Rt. 7, Box 1 27, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Not Listed on Letter 

Blue Rock David Thompson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bolen's Creek Rick Bacon, Rt. 6, Box 233, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Michael R. Watson, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Not Reported 

Cane River Mrs. Maxie Banks, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Crabtree Vernon Fox, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Billy Huskins, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Hall's Chape! Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2, Box 198, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Wade Maynard, Weaverville, N.C. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Danny Willis, Rt. 2, Box 38, Marion, N.C. 28752 

Mt. Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap . . Mrs. Betty Dahlin, Rt. 2, Box 48, Green Mountain, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove Not Listed on Letter 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Maurice Gortney, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Shoal Creek. . , Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

South Estatoe Mrs. Dena Hensley, P.O. Box 422, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

West Burnsville Mrs. Jeanette Fox, Rt. 1 , Box 232, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Ted Berry, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Peggy Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF ORGANISTS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Albert Woodby, Rt. 1 , Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Bee Log Shelia Ramsey, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Beverly Mitchell, Rt. 7, Box 1 29, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Miss Belinda Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Linda Denney, P.O. Box 637, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Miss Amber Bennett, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Crabtree Mrs. Phillip Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 298, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 



(Pianist) Mrs. J. W. Johnson, Rt. 2, Box 9 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Fairview Mrs. Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel .... Mrs. Robert Geouge, Rt. 7, Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Linda Maynard, Weaverville, N.C. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Billy B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Charles Willis, Rt. 5, Box 7 1 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Gap .... Lavonne and Renee Murdock, Indian Trail Rd., Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Pleasant Grove Not Reported 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Rebecca Black, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

West Burnsville Mrs. Mike Higgins, Rt. 7, Box 127, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Windom Mrs. Jo Ann Tipton, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel . . Pamela Buchanan, Rt. 2 Box 294-A, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

LIST OF DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Niles Howell, Rt. 6, Box 231 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Vergie Duncan, Rt. 3, Box 280, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe . . Mrs. Barbara Freeman, Rt. 4, Box 446, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Box 304, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Beverly Mitchell, Rt. 7, Box 1 29, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek .... Mrs. Herman Mason, 20 Swiss Ave., Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 5, Box 756, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Ann Francis, 202 Laurel St., Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Farrell Miller, Rt. 1 , Box 1 97, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Avis Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 1 82, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Crabtree Mrs. Margaret McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 1 22, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Junior Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 838, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel . . . . Mrs. Alice McMahan, Rt. 2, Box 198, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Jessie Buckner, Rt. 2, Box 261 , Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Myril Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 636, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Box 404, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Joyce Dale, Box 332, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Price's Creek Mrs. Bill Arrowood, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Miss Lisa Hensley, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Nina Young, Rt. 2, Box 832, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 1 87, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

West Burnsville Bayard Howell, 502 Woodlawn Ave., Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Windom Mrs. Vera Griffith, Rt. 7, Box 84, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 294-A, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 



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LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 



Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C- 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Box 218, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Burnsville, First Harold Anglin, P.O. Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jack Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 22, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Cane River Mrs. Walter Edwards, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Neil McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 1 1 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Calvin Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Robert Geouge, Rt. 7, Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 2, Box 260, Mars Hill, N.C. 

Laurel Branch . . Mrs. Harold Bennett, Sr., Box 1 45, Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Mt. Mitchell Cecil Huskins, Rt. 5, Box 56, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Mt. Pleasant . . . Miss Lola Ann Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, Rocky Springs Heights, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Lucille Lyle, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Price's Creek Mrs. Miller Ledford, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 1 Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Terrill Young, Rt. 2, Box 832, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

South Estatoe Fred Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 1 87, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville. . . Hebron Layell, 1 55 Shady Oaks Rd. f Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Windom Ralph Griffith, Rt. 7, Box 84, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Kate Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Bolen's Creek Niles Howell, Rt. 6, Box 231 , Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, Rt. 7, Box 756, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First David Mauney, Rt. 7, Box 764, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Not Listed on Letter 

Cane River Bill Ball, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 1 22, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 7, Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Woodrow Chandler, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Theo Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Mt. Pleasant Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Box 346, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek. Lee Dulaney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Don Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Roy Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Box 437, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Vern Cook, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

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MESSENGERS TO THE ASSOCIATION 



BANK'S CREEK - None 
BEE LOG - None 
BLUE ROCK - None 

BOLEN'S CREEK — Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Miss Tensie Bailey, Mrs. Lena Harris, 
Mrs. Bernice Robinson, Mrs. Dennis Helms, Mrs. Ethel Fox, Mrs. Mafrie 
Banner, Mrs. Rick Bacon, Mrs. Sam Evans, Mrs. Nola Shepherd. 

BROWN'S CREEK - Troy Ray, Mrs. Henry Silvers, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cable, 
John Powers, Mrs. Robert Wilson. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST - Mrs. Pam Anglin, Mrs. Milidene Laws, Miss Sara Hen- 
sley, Mrs. Linda Denney, Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, Grady Bailey, Dick Bailey, 
Mike Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Tate, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harris. 

BYRD'S CHAPEL — Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hensley, Ronnie Bennett. 

CANE RIVER — Mrs. Verlen Edwards, Mrs. Avis Hensley, Mrs. Ada Smith, Mrs. 
Becky Adams, Mrs. Kay Ball. 

CRABTREE — John J. Huntley, Dorothy Huntley, Beatrice Thomas, Chloe Willis, 
Bernice McCurry, Ruth M. Mcintosh. 

FAIRVIEW - Charles Bartlett, Junior Shuford, Viola Shuford, Norma Huskins, 
Lois Loftis, Ruth Hollifield, Calvin Wilson. 

HALL'S CHAPEL - None 

IVY GAP - None 

LAUREL BRANCH - Mrs. Walter Riddle, Mrs. J.E. Wilson, Mrs. Martha Riddle, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone. 

MT. MITCHELL — Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Huskins, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Robinson, 
Mrs. Benny Robinson, Mrs. Dolly Wilson, Mrs. Myril Wilson. 

MT. PLEASANT — Jack Mcintosh, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Mrs. Evelyn Pate, 
Jack Harper, (Alternates) Miss Madge Carter, Flay Hensley, Kermit Pate, 
Miss Lola Hensley. 

PLEASANT GAP — Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Godwin, Lavonne and Renee Murdock, 

Mrs. Vivian Murdock. 
PLEASANT GROVE - Mrs. Vah Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Glenn, Enzy 

Letterman, Roy Lyle, Dennis Grinestaff . 
PRICE'S CREEK - None 
RIVERSIDE - None 

SHOAL CREEK - Mr. and Mrs. Verlin Hughes, Mrs. Nina Young, Mrs. Julia 

Jones, Lee Dulaney. 
SOUTH ESTATOE - L.H. Wing, Mrs. Margaret Freeman, Fred Shuford, Mrs. 

Martha Autrey, Miss Sharon Shuford, Mrs. Jeanette Van Patten, Miss 

Regina Young. 

WEST BURNSVILLE - Harold Lusk, Mrs. Max Fox, Rev. and Mrs. Harold Ben- 
nett, Jr., B.T. Howell. 
WINDOM - Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Griffith. 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL - Mrs. Estela Young, Edd Howell. 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 

Ben W. Robinson, Micaville, N.C. 28714 (Mount Mitchell) 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

None 



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OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 



Edward Blevins, (I) Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Fairview) 
Dennis Buchanan, (LM) Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Windom) 
Vern Cook, (LM) Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 (Young's Chapel) 
Gene Gardner, (LM) Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 
John Powers, (I) Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Brown's Creek) 
Ellis Ray, (OM), Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Price's Creek) 
Arnold Robinson, (R) Micaville, N.C. (Mount Mitchell) 
Carl Wheeler, (OM), Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 (Windom) 
Dan Whitson, (LM) Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 (Bolen's Creek) 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 



BEE LOG 

Mrs. Lola Phillips 
Mrs. Nora Williams 

BLUE ROCK 

Mr. James B. Gilley, Deacon 
Mrs. Ethel Gilley 

BOLEN'S CREEK 
Mr. John Silvers 
Mrs. Grover Anglin 
Mrs. Bill Miller 

BROWN'S CREEK 
Mrs. Mollie Robinson 
Mrs. Hassie Robinson 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
Mr. Flavil McCurry 
Mr. Ralph Peterson 
Mrs. Ida Peterson 
Mrs. Luna Ray 
Miss Marietta Atkins 
Miss Nettie Bennett 
Mr. Troy Mcintosh 
Mrs. Sallle Lou Robertson 

BYRD'S CHAPEL 
Mrs. Mary Adkins 

CANE RIVER 

Mrs. Willie Anglin 

CRABTREE 

Mr. Gladys Thomas 
Mr. Rassie Thomas 

FAIRVIEW 

Mrs. Sally Hoover 

IVY GAP 

Mrs. Gaylinia Chandler 



Mrs. Rose Drake 
Mr. Rufus Engle 

LAUREL BRANCH 
Mr. Eugene Riddle 
Mr. Buddie Ray 

MT. MITCHELL 
Mrs. Perva Effler 
Mrs. Delia Chrisawn 

MT. PLEASANT 
Margie Profitt 
Roy Buckner 
Ovie Jamerson 

PLEASANT GAP 
Mr. Sam Buchanan 
Mr. Morris Ray 
Mr. Bobby Lee Robinson 

PLEASANT GROVE 
Mr. George Randolph 

PRICE'S CREEK 
Mr. Miller Ledford 

SHOAL CREEK 

Mr. Terrill Young, Deacon 
Mr. Pursey Hughes, Deacon 

SOUTH ESTATOE 
Mr. Jasper Autrey 
Mrs. Mollie Wright 
Mr. Earl Teague 
Mr. Gene Autrey 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 
Mrs. Maggie Blevins 
Mr. John Green 



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CALENDAR 



OCTOBER North Carolina Missions Month 

4- 1 1 Week of Prayer for North Carolina 
North Carolina Missions Offering 

7 Cooperative Program Emphasis in the Churches 

1 4 Cooperative Program Emphasis in the Churches 

2 1 Cooperative Program Emphasis in the Churches 

25 High Attendance Day in the Churches 

26 Key Leadership Conference 

28 Cooperative Program Emphasis in the Churches 
30 Committee Meetings 

NOVEMBER Emphasis: Church Budgets 

2- 5 Baptist State Convention, Greensboro 

2- 8 R. A. Week in the Churches 
7 Men's and Boys' Rally 

23 "M" Night 

29-Dec. 6 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions 
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 

DECEMBER Foreign Missions Month 

1 - 6 Week of Prayer and Offering for Foreign Missions 

3 Christmas Party, Asheville Home for Aging 

13 Carol Sing 

27 Student Day at Christmas 

JANUARY Make Your Will Month 

3- 8 Bible Study Week 

10 Witness Commitment Day 

1 8 Church Training Meeting 

22-23 Associational Church Training Enabling Conference, Fruitland 

24 Baptist Men's Day 

25 Committee Meetings 

FEBRUARY Emphasis: Church Growth 

7 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 

7- 14 W.M.U. Focus Week 

8- 9 Evangelism Conference, Greensboro 
1 1 Senior Adult Valentine Party 

15-16 Mountain Pastors' Conference, Ridgecrest 

2 1 Christian Higher Education Day 

22 Brotherhood Meeting 

MARCH Home Mission Month 

7-14 Week of Prayer for Home Missions 
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 

1 2 Vacation Bible School Clinic 

14-20 Youth Week 

1 9-20 W.M.U. Annual Meeting, Greensboro 

20 Youth Night 

29 Sunday School Convention 



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APRIL Emphasis: Simultaneous Revivals 

5 W.M.U. Annual Meeting 

8 Senior Adult Emphasis 

16- 18 Acteens Queens Court, Ridgecrest 

1 8 Cooperative Program Day in the Churches 

19-23 Baptist Doctrine Week 

23-24 Youth Convention, Charlotte 
25-May 9 Simultaneous Joint Revivals 

MAY Associational Missions Month 
1- 9 Simultaneous Joint Revivals 

3- 4 Statewide Adult Rally, Greensboro 
1 7 Vacation Bible School Clinic 

1 7-23 Week of Prayer for Associational Missions 
31 Church Training Meeting 

JUNE Emphasis: Bible Schools 

4- 5 Area Church Training Convention 
7 Brotherhood Meeting 

28-July 2 Week of Christian Study and Fellowship, Mars Hill 

JULY Emphasis: Associational Leadership 
5 Committee Meetings 
26 Associational Leadership Appreciation Day 

AUGUST Emphasis: Annual Meeting - Pastors 

3- 4 Annual Meeting 

12-14 Sunday School Leadership Mini-Week 
Caraway Conference Center 
29 Youth Evangelism Conference, Asheville Civic Center 

SEPTEMBER Emphasis: Church Programs 

11-12 Volunteer Music Directors Retreat, Calvary Baptist, Asheville 

17- 18 All-age Sunday School Worker Convention, Ridgecrest 

1 9-26 Preparation Week for the Five Church Programs in Local Churches 



Proceedings 

of the One Hundred Third Annual Session 

of the 

Yancey Baptist Association 
Held with First Baptist Church 
and with South Estatoe Baptist Church 
August 4 and 5, 1981 
THEME: "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" 

SCRIPTURE: "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. " 

Hebrews 1 2:2a 
"They looked unto Him and were lightened. " 

Psalm 34:5a 

1 . Following a prelude of hymns played by Mrs. Linda Denney, organist at 
First Baptist Church, the one hundred third annual session of Yancey Baptist 
Association opened with the singing of "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" by Mrs. 
David Griffith. She was accompanied by Lavonne Murdock, pianist. 

2. Richard L. Muri, pastor of the host church, First Baptist, led the opening 
prayer, and welcomed those present. 

3. Lester Murphey, moderator, presented the printed program as the order 
of business and Richard Muri moved that it be adopted. Motion carried. 

4. The following committees were appointed by the moderator: 

PLACE AND PREACHER: Pam Anglin, (chairman), Harold Lusk, Opal Mc- 
Dougald. 

HOSPITALITY: Jeanette Fox, Virginia Boone, Lester Wing, (chairman). 

5. Pastors present were asked to stand and identify themselves. They were: 
Lawrence Westall, Fairview; Lawrence Glenn, Pleasant Grove; John Huntley, 
Crabtree; Harold Bennett, Jr., West Burnsville; G.E. Freeman, South Estatoe; 
Richard Muri, First Baptist; Lester Murphey, Mount Pleasant. 

6. Johnny Ross, representative of the Sunday School Department of the 
state Baptist Convention led in a period of Bible study. His topic was "A Look at 
the Saviour As Our Example." He used scripture from Hebrews 12, verses 1 
and 2, and John 1:14. He called attention to four things about Christ: 

1 . Thorough preparation 3. His steadfast faithfulness 

2. Total commitment 4. His intense compassion for people 

7. Representatives from 1 5 of the churches of the association shared some 
of the events of special interest that had occurred during the past year. 
Representatives and churches were: 

BOLEN'S CREEK: Herman Mason discussed the importance of brotherhood and 

R.A.s in his church. 

BROWN'S CREEK: Troy Ray reported increased mission giving during the past 
months. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST: Linda Denney gave a verbal painting of a "Composite Pre- 
school Choir Member." 

CANE RIVER: Kay Ball reported that Cane River sponsored a lunch for senior 
adults and organized Mission Friends. 



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CRABTREE: John Huntley, pastor, reported his church baptized 25 people dur- 
ing the year and have 1 2 candidates for baptism at the present time. They 
have doubled Sunday school attendance, installed stained glass windows 
and air conditioning. 

LAUREL BRANCH: Virginia Boone informed the messengers about the "Big A" 
Club which is part of the ministry of her church and how it has increased at- 
tendance. The purpose of this club is to reach unchurched children. 

MOUNT MITCHELL: Cecil Huskins reported his church grew 103 bushels of 
potatoes and donated 33 dozen cans of food to the children's homes. They 
have completed a picnic area at the church. 

MOUNT PLEASANT: Doris Tomberlin reported that the church has started a 
program for young people which meets one Saturday each month. 

PLEASANT GAP: Bill Riddle reported increased mission giving and the addition 
to the church of a dining room, kitchen, and baptistery. 

PRICE'S CREEK: Mrs. Miller Ledford reported church had been painted inside 
and outside, entire church carpeted, and parking area enlarged. 

RIVERSIDE: Grace Silvers called attention to the new sign at Riverside. A library 
has been added to the church. A tape ministry aids the blind. 

SHOAL CREEK: Edward Hughes expressed appreciation for the work of Miss 
Laura Mae Hilliard in their church during the time they were without a 
preacher. Their new pastor is Kenneth Mashburn. 

SOUTH ESTATOE: Opal McDougald - They have painted roof and exterior. 
Three from church attended Key Leadership Conference at Ridgecrest in 
May. 

WEST BURNSVILLE: Jeanette Fox reported new educational complex annex to 
church building and addition of a ramp for the handicapped. 

WINDOM: Ralph Griffith announced they have 22 new members, eight-by bap- 
tism. Windom sponsors a 1 3-minute radio program daily, Monday through 
Friday. Visitation program each Tuesday night. 

8. Michael R. Watson, minister of music, First Baptist Church, led in a num- 
ber of hymns accompanied by Mrs. Linda Denney. 

9. Mrs. Jess Styles, clerk, was recognized to make a roll call of the 
churches. Ninety-nine people from 1 8 churches responded to the roil call. Later 
it was determined that 1 90 attended the evening service. 

1 0. Phil Ginn, Baptist Foundation representative, spoke to the group. 

11. William Riddle, soloist, sang "Rise Again." He was accompanied by 
Lavonne Murdock at the piano. 

1 2. Lester Murphey, moderator, introduced Dr. John McGee, former mission- 
ary to Nigeria. Dr. McGee spoke of his call to missions and how he prepared him- 
self for this ministry. While serving in Nigeria, he baptized over 7,000 people. 

13. Michael Watson gave instructions concerning arrangements for supper 
and sang the blessing. 

Tuesday Night 

14. The moderator announced that Dennis Helms, pastor of Bolen's Creek 
Church requested all pastors meet with him following service. 

15. The adult handbell choir of First Baptist Church under the direction of 
Michael Watson, played several selections in memory of Mrs. CP. Randolph, 
recently deceased member of the choir. 

16. Tommy Pittman, associational music director, sang the theme song for 
the meeting, "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus." He was accompanied by Mrs. Mike 
Higgins, pianist. 



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1 7. Dr. Forrest Feezer led in prayer. 

1 8. "Blessed Be The Name," a program by 30 young people of the associa- 
tion was presented under the direction of Lavonne Murdock, Pam Anglin, and 
Linda Griffith. The program consisted of a medley of hymns and choral readings. 

1 9. Johnny Ross was introduced to lead in a period of Bible study. His topic 
was "Go Teach Them." He reported that 2,000,000 unchurched people live in 
North Carolina. 

20. "Praise Him, Praise Him" was sung by the congregation, Tommy Pitt- 
man, leading. 

21 . An anthem "The Truth Shall Make You Free" was sung by the adult and 
youth choirs of First Baptist Church. Michael Watson directed and Linda Denney 
was the accompanist. 

22. Dr. Forrest Feezer, retired pastor, was introduced and spoke to the group. 
His subject was "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, Lo He Speaks." He used scrip- 
ture from John 7, John 1 , Psalm 1 39 and others. 

23. The evening session was closed with prayer led by Harold Bennett, Jr., 
pastor at West Bursnville. 

Wednesday Morning - August 5 
South Estatoe Church 

24. Following the piano prelude by Mrs. Donald Young, G.E. Freeman, pastor 
of South Estatoe Church, sang "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" and led the open- 
ing prayer. 

25. A warm welcome was extended to messengers and visitors by G.E. Free- 
man, pastor of host church. 

26. Michael Watson led the association in singing "Come Thou Fount." Miss 
Madge Carter served as pianist during Wednesday's session. 

27. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Ross sang a medley of hymns. 

28. The Bible study was led by Johnny Ross. The subject was "Christ, Our 
Example of Prayer and Communion with God" using Hebrews 12:2a, Luke 
11:1, John 5:1 9, John 5:30, John 1 1 :41 -42 and Luke 6: 12-13. 

29. Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, director of missions, Yancey Baptist Association 
led a discussion using representatives from associational organizations to share 
information about their respective organization. Those reporting were: Harold 
Bennett, Jr., Sunday school: Harold Lusk, church training; Opal McDougald, 
W.M.U.; Dennis Helms, pastors' conference; Nellie Styles, senior adults; Madge 
Carter, Baptist publications; Virginia Boone, American Bible Society; Mrs. A.Z. 
Jamerson, North Carolina Baptist Homes; Mrs. Margaret Freeman, Council on 
Christian Life and Public Affairs; Mrs. Donald Young, stewardship; Dr. Joseph 
Godwin, missions. Miss Hilliard called attention to brotherhood, music, 
Vacation Bible School, deacon fellowship, annuity, seminary extension, 
children's homes, hospital, Christian higher education, and evangelism reports 
which appear in the Book of Reports. The messengers were requested to stand 
in appreciation of Mrs. Charles Tomberlin's 26 years of service as Vacation 
Bible School director. 

30. The group sang "Blessed Assurance" led by Michael Watson. 

31. The annual sermon was preached by Dennis Helms, pastor of Bolen's 
Creek Church. His scripture was taken from 2 Timothy 3:1-5. 

32. Nat Howell, chairman of the "Together We Build Fund" spoke to the 
association concerning the urgent need for a building to be used as associational 



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office. Yancey is one of the few associations in the state that does not own its 
office. 

33. Coy Privette was introduced and spoke on behalf of the Biblical Recorder. 
He stated that 1 1 5,000 Baptists in North Carolina subscribe to this publication 
and that it is the third largest publication in the state. 

34. Harold Bennett, Jr. and Johnny Ross sang "Victory in Jesus" and "Jesus 
is the Sweetest Name I Know." Mrs. Ross was the accompanist. 

35. The Christian Life and Public Affairs representative, Coy Privette was 
the final speaker of the morning session. He pointed out that North Carolina is 
one of the nine states which permits 1 8-year-old persons to buy beer and that 
North Carolina is the "smut capitol" of our country. 

36. G.E. Freeman, pastor of the host church announced that lunch would be 
served at South Estatoe school and gave instructions for reaching the school. 

37. The closing prayer and blessing was led by Coy Privette. 

Wednesday Afternoon 

38. The final session of the one hundred third annual meeting of Yancey Bap- 
tist Association opened with the singing of "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" by 
Mrs. Herbert Smoak. 

39. Luther Osment led in prayer. 

40. The moderator, Lester Murphey presented the budget for approval. 
Harold Bennett, Jr. moved that it be adopted. Harold Lusk seconded the motion. 
Motion carried. 

41 . The place and preacher committee report was given by Opal McDougald 
as follows: 

Place: First Day - Brown's Creek 
Second Day - Laurel Branch 
Preacher - Richard L. Muri 

It was adopted. 

42. Mrs. Brooks Boone read the report of the hospitality committee and it was 
adopted. (See Reports) 

43. The report of the nominating committee report was read by Opal Mc- 
Dougald and adopted. (See Associational Directory) 

44. Miss Laura Mae Hilliard suggested that the annual for the year 1 981 be 
dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Jess Styles in appreciation for the years that Mrs. 
Styles has served the association as clerk. A vote was taken and the motion 
carried. Mrs. Styles is beginning her twentieth year as clerk. 

45. Johnny Ross led in a period of Bible study. His topic was "Jesus As Our 
Example in Outreach and Ministry to People." His scripture was taken from the 
following passages: John 3: 16-18, John 2:24-25, and Luke 4: 1 8. 

46. Harold Bennett, Jr. led in singing "O For a Thousand Tongues." 

47. The following people were introduced and spoke: 

Calvin Knight, North Carolina Baptist Hospital; 

Hugh Starnes, North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging; 

Luther Osment, North Carolina Baptist Chldren's Homes. 

48. Harold Bennett, Jr. was asked to preside over the election of officers to 
serve during the coming year. The following were elected to serve: 

Moderator, Lester Murphey; 
Vice Moderator, G.E. Freeman; 
Clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles. 

49. The congregation joined in the singing of "Jesus Saves." 

50. James Lambert, area missionary, introduced Dr. Garland Hendricks, 
special consultant to the annuity board. Lambert stated Dr. Hendricks was at- 



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tending associational meetings with him during the week. Lambert spoke to the 
messengers and visitors. 

51 . Luther Osment, final speaker of the day, chose of his topic "A Man Who 
Accepted an Extraordinary Challenge" and used scripture from Numbers 1 3. 

52. The moderator stressed the importance of pastors being included in the 
annuity program. 

53. A motion to adjourn was made by G.E. Freeman. Motion carried and the 
newly elected vice moderator, G.E. Freeman was asked to lead the closing 
prayer. 

HOSPITALITY REPORT 

We, the hospitality committee wish to submit the following resolution. 

1 . We express our gratitude and appreciation to Miss Laura Mae Hilliard for 
her untiring efforts in the preparation of the program and for each that had 
a part in each program. 

2. Our gratitude to First Baptist and South Estatoe for the bountiful meals 
along with their gracious hospitality. 

3. To the moderator and vice moderator for their presiding at each session. 

4. To Mrs. Nellie Styles for her patient and excellent job as clerk. 

Jeanette B. Fox, Chairperson 
L.H. Wing, Mrs. Brooks Boone 

FORWARD THROUGH THE AGES - 1 980-1 981 

Today, August 4, 1981, means that we, the Yancey Baptist Churches, will 
be turning another page in the history of our association. 

On August 5, 1 980, the one hundred second annual session opened meeting 
with the West Burnsville Baptist Church. Harold Bennett, Jr., moderator and 
pastor of the host church, extended a warm welcome to the messengers and 
visitors. 

Following the afternoon session, an hour of delightful fellowship was enjoyed 
by all in the church recreation building where a bountiful and most delicious meal 
was served. 

The second day of the annual session was held at the Fairview Baptist 
Church. Once again, a spirit of unity, Christian fellowship, cooperation and con- 
cern for our Baptist work was examplified in the program, the reports, the 
music, and on the grounds where another delicious meal was enjoyed by every- 
one. 

Many activities and many accomplishments have marked the works of our 
local churches and our association for this year as we turn another page in our 
history. 

One of the highlights of this year was our very successful workshop for Sun- 
day school, church training and W.M.U. workers. State workers led in this train- 
ing experience. 

For the first time in the history of our association, we had a complete team of 
Vacation Bible School workers to attend the regional Vacation Bible School con- 
ference. 

Lawrence Westall came to serve Fairview as pastor. Warren Williams was 
called to Windom as pastor and Ken Mashburn to Shoal Creek. 

The association was recognized at the State Evangelism Conference for more 
than doubling the number of baptisms from 42 in 1978-'79 to 101 in 1979- 



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'80. The Woman's Missionary Union under the direction of Mrs. James Mc- 
Dougald, exceeded the goal of one new member for each organization by three. 
Recognition was given the association at the State W.M.U. Convention for its 
part in the "10,000 more by November 4" project promoted by the state or- 
ganization. 

A day camp for preschoolers, a day's retreat for Girls in Action and Acteens 
proved successful. They proved to be days worth remembering. 

Forward once again in the work of our Lord has been the goal of our churches 
for this one hundred second year of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Come - let us join together in planning, in giving, in praying, in working, in ser- 
ving and loving as we begin year 1 03. 

Sara Hensley, Historian 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 

What is the largest organization in your church? Which organization has the 
largest enrollment? Which organization has the largest number of workers? The 
answer is Sunday school for most of our Baptist churches. When we examine 
the great commission given to the church by our Lord, we see that Sunday 
school has been assigned a great responsibility, REACHING and TEACHING. 
Jesus says, "GO" confront the people of our community and the world with the 
gospel. He also says, "TEACH" them to observe all things that he has com- 
manded. This is a gigantic mission! How are we as churches responding to it? 
Our response should be with commitment and faith. 

D.S. Campbell says, "Teachers teach because of what they have to share." 
Just consider how important what we have to share is. I Peter 2:9 says "that ye 
should show forth (declare) the praises of him who hath called you out of dark- 
ness into his marvelous light." In Acts 1 :8 Jesus says, "Ye shall be witnesses 
unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the utter- 
most part of the earth." What a mission! given to the church by Christ. This 
mission has not changed, nor has it been fulfilled. The challenge is still before 
each of us. 

In 1 909 Arthur Flake became a Sunday school field worker and gave the 
world this formula for building a Sunday school: 

1 . Know your possibilities. 

2. Enlarge the organization. 

3. Provide the space. 

4. Enlist and train the workers. 

5. GO AFTER THE PEOPLE. 

Let us not forget the promise of Jesus, "All power is given unto me in heaven 
and in earth . . . i am with you always, even unto the end of the world." 

This year the Sunday school reported 2,296 enrolled, this is an increase of 74 
over last year. The average attendance was 1,606 this year as compared to 
1 ,550 last year. Let us remember that we need 2,81 2 enrolled in our Sunday 
school by 1 982 to reach our Bold Mission goal. 

We were well pleased with the Sunday school workshop this year. We had six 
conferences with a total enrollment of 84. We look forward to having another 
successful workshop this year. 

The Basoc Book Clinic was not very well attended, total enrollment was 40, 
but we hope to have another this year and reach more of our Sunday school 
workers. If your Sunday school workers did not attend we hope that you will 
make plans for each worker to take part during the next clinic. These are ex- 
cellent study books. 



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We are pleased to report that two of our churches reported Bible study 
groups, Brown's Creek and Crabtree, with a total enrollment of 33. Also one 
church, West Burnsville, reported a mission Sunday school with an enrollment 
of 16. 

The 1 980-'81 church year is gone, we cannot relive one second, let this be a 
challenge to each of ous to be more committed to the task given to the Sunday 
school. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold Bennett, Jr. 



BIBLE SCHOOLS 



The words Vacation Bible School flashes colorful mental pictures into focus: 
an open Bible, a teacher telling a story, children playing a Bible game, children on 
a nature walk, refreshments being enjoyed, a processional led by flag and Bible 
bearers, a joint service in progress, and pupils openly confessing Christ as 
Savior. 

Nineteen churches with 1 ,038 enrolled provided these happy experiences for 
the children, youth and adults in their churches. 



1. BANK'S CREEK 
Enrollment 
Prospects 
Mission Offering 

2. BEE LOG 
Enrollment 

3. BOLEN'S CREEK 
Enrollment 
Professions 
Mission Offerings 

4. BROWN'S CREEK 
Enrollment 
Prospects 
Profession 
Mission Offering 

5. BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
Enrollment 
Prospects 
Mission Offering 

6. CANE RIVER 
Enrollment 
Prospects 
Mission Offering 

7. CRABTREE 
Enrollment 
Prospects 
Rededication 



8. 



HALL'S CHAPEL 

Enrollment 

Prospects 



41 
6 

$38.00 

49 

68 
10 

$42.00 

35 
10 
1 

$29.74 

105 
23 
$54.00 

45 
5 

$73.00 

75 
6 
1 

35 
6 



9. LAUREL BRANCH 
Enrollment 

10. MOUNT MITCHELL 
Enrollment 
Prospects 

1 1. MOUNT PLEASANT 
Enrollment 
Prospects 
Mission Offering 

12. PLEASANT GAP 
Enrollment 
Prospects 
Mission Offering 

13. PLEASANT GROVE 
Enrollment 
Prospects 
Mission Offering 

14. PRICE'S CREEK 
Enrollment 
Prospects 

15. RIVERSIDE 
Enrollment 
Prospects 
Mission Offering 

16. SHOAL CREEK 
Enrollment 
Mission Offering 

17. SOUTH ESTATOE 
Enrollment 



81 

60 
4 

35 
24 
$87.00 

39 
2 

$107.00 

25 
8 

$136.97 

25 
6 



77 
15 

$37.00 

34 
$81.00 



69 



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Prospects 41 

Mission Offering $54.00 

1 8. WEST BURNSVILLE 

Enrollment 1 1 1 

Prospects 1 5 



Mission Offering $206.00 

19. YOUNG'S CHAPEL 

Enrollment 29 

Mission Offering $64.00 




A Tribute 
to 

Vacation Bible School 
Workers 



My dishes went unwashed today, 
I didn 't make the bed. 
I took God's hand and followed 
To Vacation Bible School instead. 

Oh, yes, we went adventuring 
The pupils, faculty and I 
Exploring the Bible 
It's truth we can 't deny. 



That my house was neglected 
That I didn 't sweep the stairs 
In twenty years, no one on earth 
Will know, or even care. 

But that I've helped a boy or girl 
To noble adulthood grow, 
In twenty years, the whole wide world 
May look, and see, and know! 

-Selected 




Respectfully submitted, 
Doris Tomberlin 



CHURCH TRAINING 



After years of declining enrollment, North Carolina Baptist Churches have 
reported increases in church training enrollment for the third consecutive year. 
Check the records of our Yancey Baptist Association. We cannot fail to note 
that we certainly have room for growth. 

Just as children do not learn to be responsible adults without years of loving 
care and guidance, Christians do not grow into mature able workmen for Christ 
without training. Our churches need trained Christian workers. 

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be 
ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth." II Timothy 2:15. 

I challenge the churches with active church training to work harder, enlist 
more of your people, be more faithful, aid other churches in organizing church 
training programs, and welcome visitors to come study with you. 

I challenge churches without church training to prayerfully consider the need, 
and to strive to begin an active program within your church this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Lawrence King 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 



As the door closes on another associational year we can see that our goals 



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have not been met. We are grateful for the eight churches that have tried during 
this year to meet the needs of people at home and around the world. During this 
year more emphasis has been put on prayer and there has been an increase in 
mission giving. 

Our associational officers have shown more interest and a deeper commit- 
ment. Four leaders and our missionary went to Ridgecrest in September for the 
Woman's Missionary Union workshop. In October our state W.M.U. director, 
Miss Nancy Curtis, was with us for two nights of training. Seventeen were 
enrolled and eight churches were represented. 

The state leaders challenged each association to enroll at least one new 
member for each existing organization that the goal of 1 0,000 more by Novem- 
ber 4 might be reached. Our goal was 20 and we went over this goal by three. 

During the year we had a Mission Friends Day Camp. Girls in Action and Ac- 
teens had a retreat. We helped with the food. 

We are happy to report two new organizations. Pleasant Grove has organized 
Baptist Women. Cane River reported Mission Friends. West Burnsville had girls 
attending the Girls in Action camp and the Acteen camp at Mundi Vista. 

Our goal for the coming year is at least one organization in each of our 24 
churches. A courageous goal you say, and we agree. Let us not forget we have 
a great God. 

There are many needs. Millions still do not know the Savior, Will we heed 
Jesus' command, "Go ye into all the world."? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Opal McDougald 

BROTHERHOOD 

In early March of 1981 we began planning on a series of associational 
brotherhood meetings. The first meeting was on March 30. It was for pastors 
and interested members from the churches. Three churches were represented. 
We had Mr. Gayle Brown, brotherhood director of Region IX, as our guest 
speaker. Along with Mr. Brown, we had Mr. "Hutch" Hutchinson who works 
with prison ministries all over the state. Mr. Brown and Mr. Hutchinson dis- 
cussed with us the importance of a brotherhood group having a missions 
project. 

We met again the last Monday in April to present the material of the previous 
meeting to all the interested men of the association. We met with Bolen's Creek 
Baptist Church. Two churches were represented. 

Our last meeting was in late May at West Burnsville Baptist Church. Mr. 
Brown was again our guest speaker. The aim of this meeting was to discuss the 
leadership and organization of a brotherhood group. 

It is the sincere desire of the two active brotherhoods, and my great hope for 
the future, that other churches will begin an active brotherhood. I am sure that 
they will be blessed for their efforts. 

Niles Howell 

MUSIC 

"God is its author, and not man; He laid 
The Keynote of all harmonies; He planned 
All perfect combinations, and He made 
Us so that we could hear and understand. " 



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Pause and think of what music means to a human being. Think about the place 
of music in the life of a church. Imagine what a worship service would be like 
without music. This kind of thinking would lead us to express our gratitude to 
God who has put music everywhere. Someone has said, "Everything that the 
sun shines on sings, and sings of the great musician." 

Our workshop this year provided a conference for choir directors and one for 
choir members. Charles Storey, associate in the music department, Baptist 
State Convention, and Don Wellborn, regional music director and minister of 
music, Calvary Baptist Church, Asheville, led the conferences. It was an ex- 
cellent workshop but too few choir directors and choir members attended. 

Thirteen churches included information about their music ministry in the letter 
to the association. In these 1 3 churches 469 people are involved in spreading 
the good news through music. 

"The more of God there is in 
the composer or performer, 
the loftier and purer the strain. " 

Respectfully submitted, 
Tommy Pittman 

SENIOR ADULTS 

The senior adults of Yancey Baptist Association have met three times during 
the past associational year. 

The first meeting was a covered dish supper on Tuesday, September 6 at 
Bolen's Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Hugh Starnes, who is employed by the North 
Carolina Baptist Homes was the speaker and brought with him three staff mem- 
bers and two residents from the North Carolina Baptist Retirement Homes in 
Asheville. Total attendance was 38. 

In December, Mrs. George Davis planned and directed a Christmas party for 
the residents of the North Carolina Baptist Retirement Home in Asheville. Each 
resident was given a gift of homemade candy and cookies furnished by the 
churches of the association. A number of senior adults and others attended the 
party. 

On Thursday night, April 9, a covered dish supper was held at First Baptist 
Church. Prizes were given for the person having the most children, grandchil- 
dren, married longest, etc. Mr. George Davis led in a period of worship and 
prayer at the close of the meeting. Six churches were represented with approxi- 
mately 35 persons attending. 

Some of our churches are observing Senior Adult Sunday the first Sunday in 
May and honor their senior adult members at this time. 

It is our hope that we may continue to meet and have more senior adults from 
more churches participating. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Jess Styles 

DEACONS 

Deacons have played a major role in the advancement of Christ's kingdom. 
Deacons of yesterday have left their footprints on "the sands of time." 
Deacons today are performing important ministries. Deacons tomorrow will still 
be "busy about the Father's business." 

One hundred thirteen men are serving as deacons in 23 churches in our asso- 

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ciation (Riverside has no deacons). This is truly a "mighty army" with the 
potential of leading Yancey Baptist to win victories for the Lord. 

Thirty-eight deacons from ten churches participated in a workshop. Six 
pastors attended these training sessions. 

Today we stand on the threshold of a new associational year. Today is the 
day we are to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Today is the day we need to hear 
Jesus say, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these ye 
have done it unto me." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Billy Ray Bailey 

PASTORS' CONFERENCE 

Pastors as spiritual leaders guide their congregations as they feel God would 
have them to. Pastors set the example for their congregations, so in order for 
our association to be strong, we need a strong pastors' conference. The partici- 
pation of all the pastors will be an example to our congregations, that we can 
unite in the love we have for the Lord Jesus Christ, for the furtherance of the 
gospel. Our conference should build love, trust, and harmony, as well as furnish 
fellowship for the pastors of our association. However, just as it takes people to 
make a congregation, it takes pastors to make a pastors' conference. I pray, 
that you will begin to see the need and join me in prayer for a strong conference 
and for the pastors that are not currently involved. 

Dennis Helms 

PUBLICATION 

Reading is not one of the three Rs of a generation ago. Jesus expects his fol- 
lowers to read: "But he said unto them. Have ye not read" (Matthew 12:3). 
Paul admonished Timothy to "give attention to reading." (I Timothy 4: 1 3) 

Today we have an abundance of highly inspirational and informational reading 
material, material which deserves the attention of growing Christians. Biblical 
Recorder is an instrument of communication that keeps us closer together as 
Baptists. The editor reports accurate news of what is happening, the value of 
good church-pastor relations, and challenges us in many other ways. Four 
churches have the Biblical Recorder in the budget and two use the club type 
plan. The cost is still less than one half the price of a first class stamp! Surely 
every church and every individual can afford that much. Some churches or 
church libraries are subscribing to The Commission ($5.00) and Home Missions 
($6.95). Open Windows and Home Life are in many of our church budgets. This 
kind of reading is not a substitute for study of the scripture. However, it will 
flex your spiritual muscles, strengthening them for a better understanding and 
easier acceptance of God's special message for you. 

"Blessed is he that readeth." (Revelations 1 :3) 

Respectfully submitted, 
Madge Carter 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

Supplies of scriptures are far from adequate in many countries of the world, 
the demand outstrips the supply. 



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Did your church make a gift to the American Bible Society this past year to 
help get God's word into the hearts of the people of the world? Some of our 
churches have. You can also send a personal contribution, as many of our 
people do each year. 

Even here in America do we really realize how important knowing the word of 
God is? Here is what polster George Gallup, Jr. says, "Signs point to the fact 
that the United States is suffering a moral crisis of the first dimension." Part of 
this explanation lies with the people whom Gallup calls "not-quiet-Christians." 
People who say they believe without strong convictions. They want the rewar- 
ds of religion without the obligations. He suggests starting with religious educa- 
tion, because his survey shows that many parents and children are "spiritual 
illiterates." He explains: "A significant proportion can articulate only in the 
most vague fashion the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And 
while most homes have at least one Bible, many Americans have not learned 
how to bring the Bible into their lives. Few can name the four Gospels, or more 
than the first few of the Ten Commandments." 

American Bible Society reports an urgent need to provide Bibles to youngsters 
overseas, where they can use the Holy Word as their daily textbook and guide. 

Bibles are in such short supply in Kenya, and other parts of East Africa, for 
this is a country where religion is taught in the schools, not just as an academic 
subject but for the moral development of the child. The Bible is their textbook. 

This is not the only country where God's word is the text used in the class- 
room. There are several others where the local Bible Society struggles to supply 
Bibles for schoolroom use. 

Please give your support both with your prayers and gifts, so the day will 
come that God's word never needs to be "rationed" again. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone 

SEMINARY EXTENSION 

The largest seminary owned and operated by Southern Baptists is seminary 
extension centers. In 1 980 there were 1 0,554 students enrolled in 397 exten- 
sion centers and independent study programs in the United States. Two 
thousand, two hundred ninety-seven of these students were enrolled in 78 cen- 
ters in North Carolina, the nation's largest statewide program. In Yancey 43 
students enrolled and studied, "How to Understand the Bible." The course was 
taught by Rev. James Lambert, area missionary. 

During the year the requirements for establishing a center were met. We 
surely consider this a step in the right direction. 

Plans are on the "drawing board" for another class beginning this fall. This 
will be a real opportunity for those who are interested in some in-depth study. 

We want to end this report with a personal word. We enjoyed the few years 
we lived in Yancey and are grateful that we have the privilege of working with 
you in the vineyard of the Lord. Even though we no longer live there, we will 
always remember you as our friends. 

George Davis, Chairman 
Evelyn Davis, Secretary 

CHILDREN'S HOMES 

The ministry of the Baptist Children's Homes in western North Carolina con- 

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tinues to grow and develop. This is made possible by the continuing support of 
many Christian friends. Vital to the work of the homes is financial support 
through special gifts, the North Carolina Missions Offering and income through 
the Cooperative Program. 

The western area offices were moved to the Broyhill campus in July making 
them more central to the 1 7 western counties. Through these offices services 
any place in the state are made available to those who need assistance from the 
homes. 

Programs located in the western area include: group care at Broyhill Home, 
emergency care at Forest City and in the Haywood Cottage at Broyhill Home, 
Maternity Home in Asheville, Craig Cottage in Ridgecrest, a network of foster 
homes, mother's aid, social work and counseling services. Children and their 
families from western North Carolina are served through these programs. 

Good things are taking place in our Baptist Children's Homes family across the 
state. Six Family Services Centers have been opened with three others in the 
planning stages. Children are being provided temporary care in seven Emergen- 
cy Care Homes. Therapeutic camping for boys is being expanded at Cameron 
Home near Vass. The Child Development Center in Thomasville continues to of- 
fer progessive demonstration preschool care as a model for North Carolina Bap- 
tist Churches. The Family Resource Center located in Thomasville is piloting a 
concept of continuing education for people across the state who are in the best 
position to assist families through a concept of preventive care. 

A recent gift of $60,000.00 from the J.E. Broyhill family given in recognition 
of Mr. and Mrs Broyhill's sixtieth wedding anniversary moves the western pro- 
gram a step closer to a Family Resource Center on the Broyhill Home campus. 
This will serve to make available to pastors, church leaders and others 
workshops and materials dealing with family concern. Preventive care is the 
theme. Pray that our Lord will lead as we move to meet this challenging need. 

Luther Osment and members of the staff of the homes in western North 
Carolina are leading the program in a very fine way. In the words of Paul they 
can say "We are laborers together with God." (I Corinthians 3:9) 

Respectfully submitted, 
Vergis Anglin 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES 

As we look back over the past 30 years of ministry in our Baptist Homes, it 
is a real inspiration to see where we have been and to meditate on the many 
blessings that God has so richly bestowed upon us. He has brought us from one 
home in 1951 to a total of six homes, an apartment complex, and a skilled nurs- 
ing unit; from one resident to a total capacity for 300 persons in 1 981 . These 
have been good years, and God has used North Carolina Baptists to bring this 
special ministry to older people a long way. Where we go from here is certainly, 
as always, in the hands of the Lord, but depends largely on where North Caro- 
lina Baptists want to go. 

Quite frankly, we are at a standstill. Crippling inflation has caught up with us 
and is eating into the very vitals of our existence. We are still giving the same 
high quality of Christian care to each of the residents in the six homes, nursing 
care unit, and the apartment complex. It is a struggle and a juggle between in- 
come and expenditures. 

Building plans for a desperately needed 70-bed addition to the current nursing 
care unit and the Hayes Home have been held up by regulatory red tape for 



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years. Now that the state health laws have been altered to permit the building of 
these beds, it doesn't appear that it would be wise to borrow the money at the 
current interest rates. 

Though 1 980 gifts through the Cooperative Program and the North Carolina 
Missions Offerings are a little more than $550,000.00 (18 percent of all in- 
come), these gifts are not commensurate with our current population growth 
and the ministry support needs of the homes. 

Two things are apparent. One, Baptists must be informed of the needs and do 
all possible to increase their gifts accordingly through the regular channels - the 
Cooperative Program and the North Carolina Missions Offering. Two, North 
Carolina Baptists must help find ways of raising money for development and ex- 
pansion to meet the needs of current residents and the needs of growing num- 
bers of older adults. 

The general board of the Baptist State Convention has appointed a special 
study committee to take a serious and close look at the financial needs of the 
Baptists homes. 

Let us continue to trust our Heavenly Father for His blessings upon the 
homes' vital ministry to older adults. Let us keep faith with Him and continue to 
support the North Carolina Baptist Homes with our prayers and financial sup- 
port. The future is as bright as the promises of God Himself and as sure as the 
love and devotion of North Carolina Baptists. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

During the past decade, life expectancy in this country has increased by three 
years, to 73.2 years. Important factors in this increase have been the develop- 
ment of new medical technology and the application of new medical knowledge 
gained through research. 

Baptist Hospital has had a significant part in this developing knowledge and 
technology. During the past year, the hospital has expended more than $3 
million on technological equipment, including the installation of an 1 8-MEV 
linear accelerator for the improved treatment of patients with certain types of 
cancer. 

A new cardiac-catherterization laboratory increases the capability of identify- 
ing and locating heart problems. A cell saver, the first in North Carolina, contrib- 
utes to the recovery of many surgical patients. This technology salvages the 
patient's own blood, cleans it and readies it for transfusion back into the patient 
in a matter of minutes - making transfusion faster and less expensive. The diag- 
nosis and treatment of epilepsy has been greatly enhanced by the development 
of a video telemetry system which uses cameras to record a patient's physical 
symptoms during a seizure. This makes it possible to identify and classify a 
seizure, thus enabling the physician to determine the precise drug dosage 
needed. 

The hospital's ministry has been aided by completion and occupation of the 
Focus Building. Other hospital space is undergoing renovation for more effective 
use. 

Severl staff members from the Medical Center have participated in short-term 
mission assignments during the past year - many of these in overseas areas. 

The Department of Pastoral Care continues to provide a pastoral ministry to 
hospital patients and their families, individual and group counseling in crisis situ- 
ations, clinical pastoral education in both crisis ministry and pastoral counseling, 



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at several levels, and numerous events in Christian enrichment and develop- 
ment. The Minister's Care Plan continues in which the Baptist State Convention 
provides financial assistance for ministers and/or their families who seek 
pastoral counseling through one of the department's regional centers. 

Again this year, our hospital has won awards in cost effectiveness programs, 
indicating our continuing efforts to keep our operating costs and patient charges 
as low as possible. 

During the year, the hospital's charter revision has been brought to successful 
and satisfactory conclusion. 

In 1 980, our churches contributed $457,459.56 to the hospital through the 
Cooperative Program, and $333,397.73 through the North Carolina Missions 
Offering and designated gifts. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

EVANGELISM 

I want to thank Yancey Baptists for the privilege I have had to serve as your 
chairman of evangelism for the past three years. It has been a joy to see the pro- 
gress we have made. Of course, there is much still to be done, but the future is 
bright. 1 982 will afford an outstanding opportunity to blitz our community with 
the gospel. Every church, every pastor needs to be involved in the '82 Crusade 
"Here's Hope!" 

Last year's records look something like this: members received into the mem- 
bership of churches in Yancey Association totaled 227. This breaks down to 
1 03 baptisms and 1 24 by letter or statement, 1 1 6 members were lost. 

Youth from Bolen's Creek and Cane River journeyed to Youth Evangelism 
Night in Greensboro last year. God moved in a great way and all the youth 
responded to the invitation with decisions of various kinds. This year will 
present a better opportunity for you to attend. There will be three Youth 
Evangelism Nights on three successive nights. Our youth will be able to attend 
Asheville's service. The date is Sunday night, August 30. Make sure you order 
your tickets from Richard Everett, P.O. Box 26508, Raleigh, North Carolina 
2761 1 , if you haven't already. Believe me, this can make a giant impact on your 
youth. 

If your church doesn't have an evangelism committee, let me urge you to 
form one this year. The more people involved in planning and promoting evange- 
lism in the local church the better. Support you new chairman of evangelism. 
Pray for him. Cooperate with him. 

I will never forget the good people I have had the fortune to work with. Special 
thanks goes to Miss Hilliard, who spurred me on in the work, and the evangelism 
committee, that supported me in the work. May God bless you richly in your 
labors as you catch men for the Lord. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dennis Thurman 

STEWARDSHIP 

What a difference it would make if the more than 1 3 million Southern Baptists 
decided to give at least a tithe of their income to God through their church. The 
Research Services Department of the Sunday School Board reports only 1.5 



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million tithers among Southern Baptists, or 1 2 percent of the total membership 
(7.2 percent of resident members reported this year on church letters in our 
association). This is a tragic story! 

"Witness to the World Through My Church" is the stewardship theme for 
Southern Baptists in 1 981 . Bold Mission Thrust began in 1 976-'77. Two of the 
goals relate to Bold Giving: (1) through enlarging the financial base in each 
church by at least 1 5 percent annually, (2) through doubling gifts through the 
Cooperative Program by 1 982 from 1 977. 

Our goal for this year was $22,000.00 given through the Cooperative Pro- 
gram. Twelve churches and Jack's Creek Baptist Women gave $23,028.00 
The goal for associational missions was $13,005.00 and 12 churches and 
Jack's Creek Baptist Women gave $ 1 3,041 .00. We rejoice that our goals were 
reached, but we know that the praise belongs to God. 

If we are to double gifts through the Cooperative Program by 1 982, our goal 
needs to be $23,126.00. We will need to give $16,352.00 to associational 
missions. 

Let us present some challenging goals: 

1 . At least 75 percent of our churches giving something through the Coopera- 
tive Program. 

2. At least 75 percent of our churches giving to associational missions. 

3. Increased percentage giving through the Cooperative Program and associ- 
ational missions by churches now giving. 



Missions have always been at the heart of Christian experience. It was some- 
body on mission for Christ who won each of us to Him. Missions incarnate in the 
present generation will guarantee the awareness of God's redemptive purpose 
in the minds of our followers yet unborn. 

Nobody between Calvary and today failed us, and we dare not fail anyone 
between today and the end of the age. 

We Baptists do not have a clear title to all of the kingdom of God; nor do we 
shoulder all of the responsibility for its promotion. But we do have the best 
financial arrangement for its administration that has yet been devised: the 
Cooperative Program. 

Strengthened through our special offerings for association, state, home, and 
foreign missions, the Cooperative Program supports the total of God's kingdom 
worldwide. Our work in evangelism, education, and social service goes on - and 
will continue as long as people hear and obey the Great Commission. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Marilyn Young 



MISSIONS 



Respectfully submitted, 
Joseph Godwin 



ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS 



Received July 1 , 1 980 to June 30, 1981 



Annuals 



Annuity 



Budget 



Bank's Creek 
Bee Log 



6.00 
20.00 



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Crabtree 


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Fairvie w 


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Ivy Gap 


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Laurel Branch 


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Mt. Pleasant 


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Pleasant Gap 


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Pleasant Grove 


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Price's Creek 


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$653.00 $240.00 $12,091.75 


Total from churches: $12,984.75 




STATE MISSIONS 




OUR TASK - ministry to those multitudes whom Jesus sees as " 


. . . sheep 


without a shepherd . . . faint and scattered abroad." - Matthew 9:36 




51 


Different Ministries 




Associational Mission Support 


Evangelism 




Audio-visuals 


Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute 




Brotherhood 


General Baptist Cooperative Ministries 


Burnt Swamp Ministry 


Interfaith Ministries 




Camp Caraway Conference Center Migrant Missions 




Camp Munda Vista 


Military Ministries 




Chaplaincy 


Ministers Annuity Support 




Christian Life and Public Affairs 


Mountain Missions 




Cherokee Child Care Center 


N.C. Baptist Assembly (Caswell) 


Christian Social Ministries 


New Church Member Training 




Church Administration Service 


Oriental Ministries 




Church Building Planning 


Pastoral Aid 




Church Leadership Training 


Radio and TV 




Church Library Service 


Resort Ministries 




Church Loan Fund 


Seminary Extension 




Church Lot Aid 


Shopping Center Missions 




Church Ministries and Training 


Spanish Ministries 




Church Music 


Stewardship Development 




Church Recreation 


Student Ministries 




Deacon Conferences 


Sunday School 




Deaf Ministries 


Truett Camp 




Disaster Relief 


Urban Missions 





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Vacation Bible School 
Weekday Ministries 
Woman's Missionary Union 
World Missions Conferences 



Youth Corps 

Youth Ministries 

Youth and Family Services 



SOUTHERN BAPTIST HOME MISSIONS 



Wherever people are, home missions must be, 
if we are to tell each person in the homeland 
about Jesus Christ. — W.M. Tanner 

The 1 980 home mission budget ($36.6 million) was the iargest in the history 
of the board. 

Southern Baptists gave more than $16.5 million to the Annie Armstrong 
Easter Offering, $ 1 million above the goal. 

The 429,000 baptisms during 1980 says that Southern Baptists are again 
actively witnessing to their faith. The hundreds of "lay witness training" 
sessions the Home Mission Board has promoted across the Southern Baptist 
Convention may have played a part in halting the downward slide in Southern 
Baptist Convention-wide baptisms. 

The missionary force rose in 1 980, peaking at 3,000. 

A hunger consultant has been named. His task will be to coordinate Southern 
Baptist Convention domestic hunger efforts. 



Bolen's Creek 
Brown's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Cane River 
Fairview 
Laurel Branch 
Mt. Pleasant 
Pleasant Gap 



2,118.00 Pleasant Grove 181.00 

222.00 Shoal Creek 200.00 

986.00 South Estatoe 355.00 

461.00 West Burnsville 1,128.00 

438.00 Windom 848.00 

177.00 Young's Chapel 100.00 

1,137.00 Jack's Creek Baptist 

408.00 Women 40.00 

$8,799.00 



Some churches sent their offering for foreigm missions direct, not through 
Southern Baptist channels. 



SOUTHERN BAPTIST FOREIGN MISSIONS 

"God has set before Southern Baptists an open 
door. To walk through it with boldness will 
yield the greatest days yet in missions 
advance. " — R. Keith Parks 

Three thousand eight missionaries (2,552 career missionaries, 226 
missionary associates, 215 journeymen, 15 special project medical workers) 
are serving in 95 countries. 

Missionaries abroad, supported by Southern Baptists, maintain: 20 hospitals, 
120 clinics, 382 seminary extension centers, 569 Christian schools, 46 
student centers, 26,601 radio broadcasts, 1 ,01 2 television programs, 40 Bible 
correspondence courses, 21 publishing centers, 59 community centers, 
1 1 ,083 Baptists churches, and 1 2, 334 preaching points. 

As of February 1, 1981, $4,452,376.98 received for the Lottie Moon 
Christmas Offering (goal $5,000,000.00). 



Bolen's Creek 
Brown's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Cane River 
Fairview 
Laurel Branch 
Mt. Pleasant 
Pleasant Gap 
Pleasant Grove 



$5,556.00 
621.00 
3,068.00 
2,400.00 



438.00 
350.00 
1,500.00 
1,500.00 
223.00 



Price's Creek 
Shoal Creek 
South Estatoe 
West Burnsville 
Windom 
Young's Chapel 
Jack's Creek Baptist 



Women 



40.00 
$20,898.00 



3,013.00 



874.00 
213.00 



338.00 
250.00 
514.00 



Some churches sent their offering for foreign missions direct, not through 
Southern Baptist channels. 



The annuity board was started in 1918. Since then many changes have been 
made. The retirement section is opened to all ministers and paid staff employees 
in churches. The protection section is provided by the state convention. This is 
determined by each state. 

There are three plans, A, B, and C. In Plan A there are still 20,527 members. 
Plan B, age security or money purchase plan, is the plan to which you contribute 
from age at entry to age of retirement. As of December, 1980 there were 
53,734 members in Plan B. Plan C, variable benefits are built around common 
stock. 

There are 6,033 in balanced fund and 47,701 in fixed fund. In the fixed fund 
the rates in 1 98 1 will be 9.25 percent. 
Here are some important highlights: 

1 . $21 ,059,479.00 in retirement benefits. 

$ 1 5,955,965.00 was paid in insurance benefits. 

2. Distributed a 1 3th check (10 percent of a year's benefits). 

3. Recorded $806,51 8,757.00 in assets. 

4. Enlisted 591 new churches, 2,362 pastors and church employees. 

5. Upgraded programs for 8,243 members. 

Eight churches in our association are participating. We urge those who are not 
to decide now to become involved in providing these benefits for their pastors. 



A building fund for an associational office building has been set up. Since its 
inception August 8, 1 979 at the annual meeting held at Bolen's Creek Baptist 
Church, several churches and several interested individuals have given 
$4,465.33. This is a very good start. With continued interest and giving this 
vision will become a reality. 

The Yancey Baptist Association is 1 03 years old and has not had a permanent 
office building. The first associational office was Miss Laura Mae Hilliard's 
"suitcase" and later her car. The next three office locations were productively 
used but were lacking in certain conveniences and comforts. The present office 
could use some more room. 

All these offices were donated space or rented. It will be much better to have 
an association-owned building that can be built or modified for convenience, 



ANNUITY BOARD 



Respectfully submitted, 
Charles Willis 



TOGETHER WE BUILD FUND 



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personal comfort and efficiency. This building will also be a concrete witness to 
associational cooperation in our county. 

Why am I interested in associational missions enough to give my personal and 
financial support? After all, I am a lay person. My interest is probably the same 
as all interested people. It is a great delight to state some of my interests. 

I am a tremendously richer person because of associational missions. Many a 
Christian friend is mine that I would not have met had there not been an associ- 
ation. I have never attended an associational sponsored meeting that I did not 
fee! the time was well spent, because I came away inspired, challenged, spiritu- 
ally lifted, better informed, and better prepared to serve in my home church 
(West Burnsville Baptist). My blessings have included hearing many tremendous 
speakers. I would not have had these opportunities if there were no association. 
In addition I have become better informed and inspired about our Baptist work 
through our own association! missionary, Miss Hilliard. 

So far, I have stated much about what I have received. It is better to give than 
receive and the associational channel is open for Christian people to channel 
their means together to a worldwide Christian ministry. Our faith in Christ 
makes a rich heart overflowing to all the world. A giving life is a very satisfying 
life. 

So putting my support where my heart is, I recommend this building fund as a 
channel of blessing not only for us but "if the Lord tarries" to generations yet to 
come. 

Donations may be made to: 
Miss Wanda Robertson, Treasurer 
Route 3, Box 532 
Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Designate for: Building Fund 

Submitted by your brother in Christ, 
Nat Howell 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

The seven Baptist colleges in North Carolina represent one of the most out- 
standing systems of higher education in America. These colleges and universi- 
ties are: Campbell, Chowan, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill, Meredith, Wake Forest, 
and Wingate. They are accredited institutions, providing quality education each 
year for more than 1 0,000 students. 

In the restless, ever-changing society in which we live, students are continu- 
ously searching for fulfillment in life. Many resort to drugs and unhealthy enter- 
tainment to try and satisfy these desires. The Christian college helps the student 
find a purpose in life to which he/she can direct the full measure of his/her tal- 
ents, a purpose worthy of one's best efforts. 

God created man for one purpose, and that was to glorify God the Father, 
through service to Him. Our North Carolina Baptist Colleges serve as a valuable 
resource in training men and women to discover the truth of the Bible through 
the leadership of the Holy Spirit. God has commanded each of us to study to 
show ourselves approved unto God, workmen that needeth not to be as 
ashamed. Through the leadership of this Holy Spirit we can rightly divide the 
word of truth. 

The Council on Christian Higher Education has published a small book, 
designed for the study in churches. The title of the book is On Mission: The 



Church/College Alliance. Copies of the book will be sent, free of charge, to 
those who request it (send to: Council on Christian Higher Education, P.O. Box 
26508, Raleigh, North Carolina 2761 1 ). 

The Christian college is endeavoring to help students "think effectively, 
communicate clearly, make relevant judgments, and discriminate among 
values." Through our financial and prayerful support, we can have a part in 
training our youth to work for the upbuilding of the kingdom of heaven. We 
must be as Paul was to the Philippians as he gave this exhortation in Philippians 
3:14: "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ 
Jesus." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Locke Ramsey 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST FOUNDATION, INC. 

During the past year, 23 new trust funds valued at $385,016.00 were 
established with the North Carolina Baptist Foundation. Doubled with the addi- 
tions to existing trusts, total new assets held for the various missions and insti- 
tutions increased the value of trust assets by $453,877.00. 

- Foreign missions trust funds increased by approximately $26,000.00. 

- Home missions trusts increased by $8,000.00. 

- Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina trusts increased by approxi- 
mately $ 1 9,000.00. 

- Southeastern Seminary by $ 1 2,250.00. 

- Fruitland Bible Institute by $33,000.00. 

- North Carolina Baptist Homes by $ 1 ,500.00. 

- Local church trust funds, including cemetery, scholarship and mission 
funds by $5,000.00. 

- Cooperative Program by $7,000.00. 

- Statewide student loan fund by $ 1 1 5,000.00. 

The directors of the foundation made an investment decision in 1978 to in- 
crease the yield to the charitable beneficiaries of trust income. Over a two-year 
period investments moved toward high quality selective bonds to accomplish 
this goal. The income of yield assets on December 30, 1980 were 
$4,586,215.12. The bond portion of the investment portfolio reflected the 
high interest market at the end of the year with market values being depressed 
below inventory value. 

Thirty-eight percent of the market value of all assets held by the foundation 
were made as gifts by persons desiring to receive income for the remainder of 
their lifetime and at death have the trust funds pay income to missions of Baptists 
institutions. Foundation personnel are available to assist any member of a Bap- 
tist Church in North Carolina to utilize this or other plans of giving to provide a 
perpetual personal support for sharing the message of Christ, even beyond 
one's lifetime. 

More families are utilizing the memorial gifts as a means of providing mission 
support on a continuing basis. Individual trust accounts are established with 
only the income being distributed in the name of the deceased family member. 
Generally the mission cause named to receive the income was loved and sup- 
ported during the lifetime of the family member. 

Edwin S. Coates, 
Executive Secretary 



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COUNCIL ON CHRISTIAN LIFE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS 



We need to be reminded that Christians are to be as salt and light in a 
troubled, frustrated, disturbed, needy and seeking world. Christians today are 
challenged to so live that their lives reflect the love and power of Jesus Christ. 

The Council on Christian Life and Public Affairs continues to minister in many 
areas by providing marriage enrichments retreats, family life conferences, adult 
events, and other projects. 

It has been suggested that we have not been very wise stewards of God's 
earth. Is it not true that we have exploited the energy resources rather than con- 
serve them? Churches need to give attention to ways of cutting energy use and 
waste. 

The World Book reports that 800 million people around the world live on in- 
comes of less than $70.00 per year. There is much hunger in this world but the 
fact is that enough food is produced each year to provide every man, woman, 
and child with 3,000 calories a day. It could be that to minister effectively to 
the hungry of the earth that we will need to change our life style. 

Some 25,000 migrant farm workers work the crops in North Carolina be- 
tween May and November. These workers are often illiterate, unhealthy, and ill- 
housed, and they work under very unfavorable circumstances. Churches need 
to be aware of these situations and seek ways to help. 

Jesus said, "Look on the fields for they are white unto harvest." We feel this 
is still his command. Today he is speaking to Yancey Baptists. Let us listen and 
respond. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Don Young 



PAID OUT 



SALARIES 

Director of Missions 
Office Secretary . . . 

Clerk 

Treasurer 



$5,000.00 



586.64 
100.00 
109.20 



$5,795.84 



OPERATING EXPENSE 

Office Rent 

Office Supplies 

Telephone 

Electricity 

Fuel 

Car Allowance for Director 
Hospital Insurance for Director 

Retirement 

Annuals 



4,000.00 



228.00 
660.90 
506.30 
7,671.96 



480.00 
800.00 
326.98 
80.29 
589.49 



PROMOTION 

Sunday School 

Church Training 

Woman's Missionary Union 
Brotherhood 



182.55 
15.66 
95.66 
15.30 



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Music 44.72 

Evangelism 15.66 

Deacons 35.10 

404.65 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Travel (Cecil Sherman) 20.00 

Yancey Graphics (Printing of Annual Programs) 71.43 

Flowers (Grady Bailey, Miss Tensie Bailey) 9.88 

Checkbook 4.29 

Gift - Renee Young (Wedding) 21.73 

Baptist Bookstore 45.14 

Gift - Jimmy Lambert (Teacher - Seminary Extension) 25.00 

Gift - Davis' 7.10 

Christmas Gift - Director of Missions 200.00 

404.57 

Received July 1 , 1 980 to June 30, 1981 

From Churches 12,984.75 

From State Convention 4,549.98 

North Carolina State Tax Refund 14.79 

Total Receipts 17,549.52 

Paid Out 14,277.02 

$3,272.50 

Balance on Hand July 1 , 1 980 6,220.67 

Balance on Hand July 1, 1981 $9,493.17 

Wanda Robertson, Treasurer 

EXPENDITURES 

Salaries $ 5,795.84 

Operating Expenses 7,671.96 

Promotion 404.65 

Miscellaneous 404.57 

$14,277.02 

TOGETHER WE BUILD FUND 

Beginning Total, July 1 , 1 980 $2,1 32.73 

Wing's $ 100.00 

Laurel Branch 50.00 



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Pleasant Gap 50.00 
Interest 1 57.60 

2,332.60 2 ,332.60 

TotalJune30, 1981 $4,465.33 

AUDIO-VISUAL 

Mt. Pleasant $100.00 

Pleasant Grove 25.00 

Brown's Creek 100.00 

West Burnsville 1 00.00 

Bolen's Creek 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Allen 25.00 

South Estatoe 100.00 

Cane River 91.15 

Evelyn Pate 17.00 

First Baptist 100.00 

$758.15 



HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING THE YEAR 

BOLEN'S CREEK: Ordination for deacons, Dan Anglin, Ronald Gregory, James 

Buckner. 
FAIRVIEW: Building parsonage. 

MT. PLEASANT: Carpeted recreation area. Children have special recreation 
time. S.H.P.W.C. property settlement December, 1 980. All parts of church 
building in use. 

PLEASANT GROVE: Celebrating one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary. 
PRICE'S CREEK: Remodeled interior of church. Purchased land and created 
parking area. 

SOUTH ESTATOE: Ordination of deacon, L.H. Wing. 

WEST BURNSVILLE: A wing was added to the church for fellowship hall and 
classrooms. 




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The 1981 Annual 
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BROWN'S CREEK 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
MT. PLEASANT 
SOUTH ESTATOE 


WEST BURNSVILLE 
WINDOM 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL 




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CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 
BEE LOG 
BLUE ROCK 
BOLEN'S CREEK 
BROWN'S CREEK 


BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
BYRD S CHAPEL 
CANE RIVER 
CRABTREE 
FAIRVIEW 


HALL'S CHAPEL 
IVY GAP 

JACK'S CREEK BAPTI 
LAUREL BRANCH 
MT. MITCHELL 
MT PI.FASANT 


PLEASANT GAP 
PLEASANT GROVE 
PRICE'S CREEK 
RIVERSIDE 
SHOAL CREEK 


SOUTH ESTATOE 
WEST BURNSVILLE 
WINDOM 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL 





CONSTITUTION 
OF THE YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA 
REVISED AUGUST 1978 

PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent guidance 
and control of its activities, this body does adopt the following as its con- 
stitution, subject to amendment: 

Article I 
NAME 

The name of this organization shall be The Yancey Baptist Association. 

Article II 
PURPOSE 

The objectives of this Association shall be to counsel together for the 
enlargement and strengthening of God's Kingdom of unity and growth among 
the Churches composing it; and by cooperating with the State Baptist Conven- 
tion and the Southern Baptist Convention in a program of WORLD MISSIONS. 

Article III 
AUTHORITY 

While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Association does not 
claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any Baptist Church. 

Article IV 
MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1 . The membership of this Association shall be composed of Pastors 
and Member Churches, ordained Ministers with membership in the Member 
Churches and elected Messengers and or alternates from the Member churches 
of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 2. The Association shall be composed of cooperating Baptist Chur- 
ches in the area of the Association. A cooperating Church shall be one that 
supports any object of the Southern or State Baptist Convention and which is in 
friendly cooperation with these conventions and sympathetic with their purpose 
and work. 

Section 3. If any Church in the Association fails to file an associational letter 
for two consecutive years it will lose its affiliation. 

Section 4. The churches shall be represented by messengers from affiliated 
Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Messengers for every fifty 
members and for each additional fifty, or the fractional part thereof; provided 
each Church is entitled to two Messengers and provided further that all Pastors 
shall have seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth 
in this article. 

Section 5. Only the Messengers, or the Alternates selected by each Church, 
and the Pastor as herein set forth, and who are actually present shall have a 
right to vote; in other words, the full vote of any Church may be cast only if 
there is present a full number of Messengers or Alternates. The method of 
determining those who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names 
of the persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the respec- 
tive Churches. 



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Article V 
MEETING TIME 

Section 1 . The Association shall convene annually on the first Tuesday after- 
noon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday in August. 

Section 2. The Association shall meet with two different churches named by 
the Association. The Tuesday afternoon session and the fellowship hour with an 
evening meal followed by the second session will be with the first Church. 
Wednesday sessions and fellowship hour will convene with another church. 

Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the Moderator or Executive 
Committee provided two weeks notice is given to the members of the Chur- 
ches. The purpose for which the meeting is called must be stated. 

Article VI 
OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Association shall have the following officers: The Moderator, Associate 
Moderator and Clerk shall be nominated from the floor and shall be elected by a 
majority vote at each annual meeting. Other officers shall be nominated by the 
nominating committee and shall be elected by a majority vote at each annual 
meeting. All officers and leaders shall be active members in their local churches. 

Section 1 . The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the Associ- 
ation and appoint committees as are required by the Constitution and give 
general supervision and support of all Associational Activities. 

Section 2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence of the 
Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to do so. 

Section 3. The Clerk, who shall keep a fair record of the proceedings, shall 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Associational Annuals within a 
reasonable time following the meeting of the Association and shall keep and 
preserve all Associational Records in the Associational Office. 

Section 4. The Treasurer, who shall receive all monies of the Association. 
And shall make disbursements in accordance with the budget, or for the pur- 
pose for which the funds were contributed, or on request of the Budget Com- 
mittee. The Treasurer shall keep a record of offerings and disbursements and 
report same to the Association. A copy of such report shall be in the Associ- 
ational Office. Upon request of the Executive Committee of the Association the 
Associational Financial records may be audited. 

Section 5. Minister of Music, who will plan and direct the music for the annual 
meeting and promote needed activities to encourage and improve trie Music 
Ministry in local churches. 

Section 6. The Historian, who shall collect and preserve records of the history 
of the Association. 

Section 7. The Director of Sunday Schools, who shall promote and encourage 
the building of better Sunday Schools in our Association by planning for and 
conducting an Association wide Sunday School meeting each quarter or as 
needed. 

Section 8. The Vacation Bible School Director, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by Member Churches thereby 
causing increased study of the Bible. 

Section 9. The Director of Church Ministries and Training, who shall promote 
and encourage the Church Training Program in all the Churches of the Associ- 
ation by planning for and conducting an Associational Wide Church Training 
Meeting each quarter or as needed. 



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Section 1 0. The Director of Women's Missionary Union, who shall direct and 
promote the work of the W.M.U. in Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 1 . The Director of Brotherhood, who shall direct and promote the 
work among men and boys in the Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 2. The Director of Media Services, who shall promote and supervise 
Media Services in the local churches and in the Associational Office. 

Section 1 3. The Director of Youth Ministries, who shall along with the Asso- 
ciation Youth Ministries Committee, plan, promote, and supervise a balanced 
ministry to the Youth (7th through 1 2th grades) of Yancey County. 

The Directors and the Historian will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 1 2. 

Article VII 
CHAIRMEN AND THEIR DUTIES 
The Chairmen shall be nominated by the Nominating Committee and shall be 
elected by a majority vote at each annual meeting. 

Section 1 . The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage study, fellowship and activity among the Deacons of the various Chur- 
ches of the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such deacons. 

Section 2. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of the 
Pastor's Conference. Membership shall be composed of Pastors and other or- 
dained ministers of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 3. The Children's Homes Chairman, whose duty it shall be to work for 
increased interest in the Children's Homes and the furnishing of aid thereto. 

Section 4. The Baptist Publication Chairman, whose duty it shall be to stress 
the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive use. 

Section 5. The Higher Christian Education Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance and value of Christian Education and the necessity of for- 
stering the various schools now being supported by Southern Baptist. 

Section 6. The Hospital Chairman, whose duty it is to work with the Member 
Churches of the Association and our Baptist State Hospital. 

Section 7. The Chairman of the Homes of Aging, whose duty it shall be to in- 
form the Churches about this phase of work and encourage them to support the 
same. 

Section 8. The Mission Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote MIS- 
SION PRAYING, GIVING, WITNESSING and HELPING throughout our Associ- 
ation by working through the organizations. 

Section 9. The American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
furnish information about the work of the Society and encourage a once-a-year 
gift from all Churches. 

Section 10. The Evangelism Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote a 
constructive program of evangelism. He shall promote an Association wide 
evangelistic conference annually. 

Section 1 1 . The Christian Life Chairman, whose duty it shall be to arouse the 
people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) 
store in the town or county and to render any assistance to law enforcement of- 
ficers that might be needed in enforcing laws now on books, and work for the 
promotion of civic righteousness and social uplift. 



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Section 1 2. The Budget Planning Chairman whose duty it shall be, with the 
help of the committee, to prepare a budget, present the same during one of the 
sessions of the Annual Meeting and encourage churches to subscribe to the 
budget. 

The above named chairman will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 1 2. 

Article VIM 
COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES v 

Section 1 . The Associational Moderator shall appoint a nominating committee 
to nominate the auxilliary officers of the Association and to make recommen- 
dations at the annual session of the Association. Providing that the Women's 
Missionary Union, the Sunday School, the Brotherhood and Church Training 
Associational organizations shall recommend a member of their organization for 
membership on the nominating committee. 

Section 2. An Executive Committee shall be elected at each Annual Meeting 
to be composed of a chairman, nominated by the Nominating Committee, two 
pastors and two laymen at large, nominated by the Moderator. In this commit- 
tee there shall be a member from each of the affiliated churches, to be desig- 
nated by the church he or she represents. This committee shall meet at least 
semi-annually. The Moderator, Clerk, Director of Missions, Sunday School 
Director, Church Training Director, Woman's Missionary Union Director, 
Brotherhood Director and Music Director shall be members ex-officio. 

Section 3. The Budget Committee, The Evangelism Committee, The Steward- 
ship Committee, and The Missions Committee shall be composed of not less 
than seven members. These members shall be appointed by the Moderator. 
Each committee shall be composed of two pastors and five laypersons of which 
two shall be women. 

Section 4. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a Resolutions 
Committee, and Ordination Committee and a Committee for Reception of New 
Churches. Each Committee to be composed of three members and appointed by 
the Moderator. 

Section 5. There shall be a Youth Ministries Committee, composed of not less 
than seven members. The members shall be nominated by the Nominating 
Committee and elected by the Association during its annual session. This com- 
mittee shall have at least two young people as members. The Associational 
Directors of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Church Ministries, WMU 
and Brotherhood shall be ex-officio members. This committee shall plan, 
promote, and supervise a balanced ministry to the Youth (7th through 12th 
grades) of Yancey County. 

Section 6. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from July 1 , to June 30, 
and that the Church Clerks get their Church Letters to the Associational Clerk by 
July 12. 

Article IX 

This constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a vote of two- 
thirds of its Messengers or Alternates present, provided notice is given the first 
day and voted on the second day of the same annual session. 



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ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS ONE HUNDRED FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1982 

held with 

BROWN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 3 

LAUREL BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 4 

NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 2, 1 983 



MT. MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 3, 1 983 



ANNUAL 
of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

IN ITS ONE HUNDRED FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1982 

held with 

BROWN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day 
August 3 

LAUREL BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day 
August 4 

NEXT SESSION WILL BE HELD WITH 

PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST CHURCH 
(First Day) August 2, 1 983 



MT. MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH 
(Second Day) August 3, 1 983 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

DIRECTORIES: 

Associational Officers 3 

Chairmen 3 

Representatives 4 

Sunday School Officers 4 

Church Training Officers 4 

Woman's Missionary Union Officers v 5 

Music Zone Directors 5 

COMMITTEES: 

Executive 5 

Budget 6 

Stewardship 6 

Evangelism 6 

Missions 6 

Christian Life 6 

Nominating 6 

Youth 6 

CHURCH: 

Pastors 6 

Sunday School Directors 7 

Church Training Directors 7 

Woman's Missionary Union 7 

Brotherhood 8 

Church Clerks 8 

Church Treasurers 8 

Music 9 

Director of Library Services 10 

Deacons 10 

MESSENGERS TO ASSOCIATION 11 

MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 12 

MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 12 

OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 12 

OUR BELOVED DEAD 12 

CALENDAR 13 

PROCEEDINGS 15 

REPORT: 

Hospitality 19 

Historian 20 

Sunday School 20 

Vacation Bible School * 21 

Church Training 21 

Woman's Missionary Union 22 

Brotherhood 22 

Music 23 

Senior Adults 24 

Deacons 24 

Publications 27 

American Bible Society 27 

Seminary Extension 28 

Children's Homes 28 

North Carolina Baptist Homes 29 

North Carolina Baptist Hospital 29 



Evangelism 30 

Stewardship 31 

Missions 31 

Annuity 32 

Christian Higher Education 32 

North Carolina Baptist Foundation 33 

Christian Action 33 

Youth 34 

Building 35 

Receipts 35 

Expenditures 36 

Proposed Budget , 37 

Historical Events of Interest 37 

HISTORICAL TABLE 38 

STATISTICAL TABLES 41 

CONSTITUTION 48 




ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICERS 

Director of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Box 53, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Moderator Lester Murphey 

Rt. 3, Box 380, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Associate Moderator G.E. Freeman 

Rt. 4, Box 446, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Clerk Mrs. JessR. Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Treasurer Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3, Box 532, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Music Director Tommy Pittman 

2 1 9 Ferguson Hill, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Sunday School Director Harold Bennett, Jr. 

1 42 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Vacation Bible School Director Lavonne Murdock 

2 1 5 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Church Training Director Rick Bacon 

Rt. 6 Box 233, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Woman's Missionary Union Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5, Box 497, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brotherhood Director Niles Howell 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Director of Library Services Mrs. Wayne McCurry 

Rt. 6, Box 250, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Senior Adult Coordinator Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Historian Harold Lusk 

Box 907 Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

CHAIRMEN 

Executive Committee Dan Anglin 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Budget Committee Everett Crout 

Box 1 52, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program Committee Jack Harper 

Rt. 3 Box 494, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Missions Committee John Powers 

Rt. 5 Box 945, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Evangelism Committee Fred Phoenix 

177 West Burnsville Rd., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Christian Life Committee David Whitson 

Rt. 1 Box 75, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Youth Committee Tim Babb 

Rt. 6, Box 269, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 4, Box 14, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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REPRESENTATIVES 

Children's Homes Cecil Huskins 

Rt..5 Box 56, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Homes for the Aging Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Box 234, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Publications Mrs. Jeanette Van Patten 

Mountain Village Apts., Main St., Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Christian Higher Education Mrs. Locke Ramsey 

Rt. 4, Box 304, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Seminary Extension Jim Buckner 

Box 337, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Annuity Charles Willis 

Rt. 5, Box 7 1 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Communications Dennis Helms 

Rt. 6 Box 242, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

American Bible Society Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6, Box 848, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Lawrence Glenn 

Rt. 1 , Box 41 4, Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777 

Teacher-Improvement Director Edgar Hunter, Jr. 

1 3 Robertson Street, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Outreach Director Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6, Box 284, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Adult Director Mrs. Ben Banks 

Rt. 1, Box 41 8, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Youth Director Mrs. David Whitson 

Rt..1 Box 75, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Children's Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

CHURCH TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Herman Mason 

20 Swiss Ave., Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Director New Member Training Horace McLeroy 

Rt. 5, Box 92, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Director Church Leader-Member Training Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Box 370, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Adult Training Group Leader Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 
Youth Training Group Leader Mrs. Billy McCurry 

Rt. 1 , Box 1 36, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Children's Group Leader Mrs. Ralph McDowell 

Rt. 6 Box 187, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Preschool Group Leader Mrs. Earl Thomas 

1016 Mountain View Dr., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Associate Director Mrs. Lawrence Glenn 

Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777 

Enlistment and Enlargement Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1 Box 187, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6, Box 234, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Pianist Miss Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 2, Box 228, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Baptist Women Director Mrs. Robert Wilson 

Rt. 5, Box 988, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1, Box 232, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Acteen Director Mrs. Mary Ann Higgins 

Rt. 7 Box 127, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Girls in Action Director Mrs. Everett Crout 

P.O. Box 1 52, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mission Friends Director Mrs. Harold Bennett, Jr. 

1 42 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Herman Howell 

Rt. 2, Box 396, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 
Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3, Box 370, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Mission Action Chairman Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Box 325, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



MUSIC ZONE DIRECTORS 

Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1 , Box 232, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 
Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Mrs. Herbert Dahlin, Rt. 2 Box 48, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 
Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Dan Anglin, Chairman Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Bolen's Creek) 

Richard Muri P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 (Burnsville, First) 

Harold Bennett, Jr 142 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

(West Burnsville) 

Jack Hensley P.O. Box 422, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (South Estatoe) 

Ralph Griffith Rt. 7 Box 84, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Windom) 



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BUDGET COMMITTEE 



Everette Crout, Chairman; Ken Mashburn, Horace McLeroy, Miss Lola Hensley, 
Mrs. Bill Anglin, Ben Riddle, Burl Maney. 

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Jack Harper, Chairman; Tommy Wilkes, Ray Strickland, Miss Barbara Smith, 
Mrs. Doyle Dale, Roy Dulaney, Gary Shuford, Neil McCurry. 



EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

Fred Phoenix, Chairman; Dennis Helms, G.E. Freeman, Mrs. Billy Brooks Wilson, 
Mrs. Clyde Mcintosh, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Carl Grindstaff , Jimmy Gouge. 

MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

John Powers, Chairman; Lawrence Glenn, Gerald Young, Mrs. Joseph Godwin, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone, Mrs. A.J. Thomas, Ralph Shepherd, Ronnie Mcintosh. 



CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMITTEE 

David Whitson, Chairman; Sherill Whitson, John Huntley, Mrs. Tommy Buckner, 
Burl Austin, Billy Buchanan, Mrs. Stanley Shuford, Jr., Locke Ramsey, Mrs. 
Jack Hensley. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Troy Ray, Chairman; Mrs. Lester Murphey, Harold Lusk, Mrs. David Griffith, 
Mrs. James McDougald, Sherill Whitson. 



YOUTH COMMITTEE 

Tim Babb, Chairman; David Autrey, Mrs. Bill Anglin, Ms. Lavonne Murdock, 
Mrs. Jim Buckner, Todd Bennett, Doug Swann, Laura Lynn Anglin. 

LIST OF PASTORS 



Bank's Creek Sherril Whitson, Rt. 1 , Box 337-A, Bakersville, N.C. 28705 

Bee Log Earl Cole, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 

Blue Rock Tull Oaks, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bolen's Creek Dennis Helms, Rt. 6, Box 242, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville. First Richard L. Muri, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Jackie Lee Silvers, Bearwallow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Tommy Wilson, Rt. 3 Box 34, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Crabtree John J. Huntley, Rt. 2 Box 1 26, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Fairview ■ None 

Hall's Chapel Gerold Young, Rt. 2 Box 592, Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777 

Ivy Gap Denver Styles, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Ray Strickland, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Mt. Mitchell Charles E. Willis, Rt. 5, Box 7 1 1 . Burnsville. N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Lester Murphey, Rt. 3 Box 527, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

PleasantGap Joseph Godwin, P.O. Box 51 7, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Pleasant Grove Lawrence Glenn, Rt. 1 , Box 414, Spruce Pine, N.C. 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Rt. 3. Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Terry Allen, Rt. 4 Box 37, Bakersville, N.C. 28705 

Shoal Creek Kenneth Mashburn, P.O. Box 964, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe G.E. Freeman, Rt. 4, Box 446, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville . . Harold Bennett, Jr., 1 42 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Warren Williams, Rt. 4, Weaverville, N.C. 28787 

Young's Chapel None 

LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Ronnie McMahan, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Blue Rock Lawrence Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bolen's Creek Ben T. Riddle, Rt. 6, Box 284, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 988, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Burnsville, First .... Bacchus Hensley, 32 1 Hillside Dr., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Wilkje Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 4 Box 1 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Wesley J. McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 1 22, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Fairview Ike Fyre, Rt. 5, Box 890, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, Rt. 1 , Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Ivy Gap Harley Fox, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, Sr., Box 1 45, Indian Trail, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Jack Wilson, Rt. 5 Box 485, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Jack Harper, Rt. 3, Box 494, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Herb Dahlin, Rt. 2, Box 48, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove . . Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2. Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Price's Creek Jerell Buchanan, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Riverside Archie Ballew, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek ...... Edward Hughes, 1 1 6 Dogwood Ln., Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

South Estatoe Don Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Ronald Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Windom Dennis Buchanan, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Young's Chapel Boyd Howell, Rt. 2 Box 396, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF CHURCH TRAINING DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Rick Bacon, Rt. 6 Box 233, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Brown's Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant. . . Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Rt. 3 Box 172, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Shoal Creek Dwight W. Boone, 888 Bearwallow Branch, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

South Estatoe Lester Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Danny Mcintosh, Rt. 1 Box 437, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 



LIST OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Rt. 6 Box 234, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Robert Wilson, Rt. 5, Box 988, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

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Burnsville, First Mrs. Arney Fox, P.O. Box 1 86, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 287 14 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Lester Murphey, Rt. 3 Box 527, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, Rt. 1 , Box 41 4, Spruce Pine, N.C. 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 1 9-E, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 



West Burnsville . . Mrs. Jerry Holcombe, P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 



LIST OF BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek 

West Burnsville Jerry Holcombe, P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4, Box 304, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Ted Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Niles Howell, Rt. 6 Box 231 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, 2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, N.C 2871 4 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Ann Francis, 202 Laurel St., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Farrell Miller, Rt. 1 Box 330, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Cane River Mrs. Avis Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 1 82, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Margaret McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 122, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Junior Shuford, Rt. 5, Box 838, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Hall's Chapel . . . Mrs. Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2 Box 1 98, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Jessie Buckner, Rt. 2, Box 261 , Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Myril Wilson, Rt. 5 Box 636, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3, Box 404, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Doyle Dale, Box 332, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Price's Creek Mrs. Louise Arrowood, Rt. 3 Box 636, Burnsville, N.C 28714 

Riverside Lisa H. Wyatt, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 1 9-E, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

South Estatoe Mrs. Martha Autrey, P.O. Box 62, Micaville, N.C. 28755 

West Burnsville B.T. Howell, 502 Woodlawn Av., Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Windom Wanda Berry, Rt. 6 Box 1 36, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel ..... Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 294-A, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

LIST OF CHURCH TREASURERS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Box 218, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Burnsville, First Harold Anglin, P.O. Box 275, Burnsville. N.C. 287 1 4 

Byrd's Chapel Hazel Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Cane River Walter Edwards, Rt. 1 Box 401 , Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 



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Crabtree Neil McCurry, Rt. 2, Box 1 1 6, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Fairview Ruth Hollifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Hall's Chapel Robert Gouge, Rt. 7 Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Lucille Chandler, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, N.C. 28754 

Laurel Branch . . Mrs. Harold Bennett, Sr., Box 1 45, Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

Mt. Mitchell Cecil Huskins, Rt. 5, Box 56, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant . . . Miss Lola Ann Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, 3 Rocky Springs Heights, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Grove A.J. Thomas, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Price's Creek Mrs. Camilee Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville. N.C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna T. Mcintosh, Rt. 1 Box 275, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Shoal Creek Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 1 9-E, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville. . . Hebron Layell, 1 55 Shady Oaks Rd., Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Windom Teddy Berry, Rt. 6 Box 1 36, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Lynda Howell, Rt. 2 Box 396, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bee Log Not Listed on Letter 

Blue Rock David Thompson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Rick Bacon, Rt. 6, Box 233, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Brown's Creek John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Michae" R. Watson, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Byrd's Chapel Hoyt Bennett, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Cane River Mrs. Steve Edwards, Rt. 3 Box 670, Burnsville, N.C 2871 4 

Crabtree Neil McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 1 1 6, Burnsville, N.C 2871 4 

Fairview Billy Huskins, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2, Box 1 98, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Ivy Gap Wade Maynor, Weaverville, N.C. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. David Griffith. Rt. 6. Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Danny Willis, Rt. 2, Box 38, Marion, N.C. 28752 

Mt. Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3, Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Herb Dahlin, Rt. 2 Box 48, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Vah Johnson, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C 28740 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3 Box 666, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Not listed on letter 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 1 9-E, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Dena Hensley, P.O. Box 422, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

West Burnsville Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1 Box 232, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 3 

Windom Angie Williams, Rt. 4, 28 Parker Rd., Weaverville, N.C. 28787 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Peggy Howell, Rt. 2 Box 41 6-A, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

LIST OF ORGANISTS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Albert Woodby, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bee Log Shelia Ramsey, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Blue Rock Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Bolen's Creek Miss Belinda Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Linda Denney, P.O. Box 637, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Miss Amber Bennett, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

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Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1 Box 401 -A, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Crabtree Mrs. J.W. Johnson, Rt. 2 Box 9 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Hall's Chapel .... Mrs. Robert Geouge, Rt. 7, Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Ivy Gap Mrs. Linda Maynor, Weaverville, N.C. 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Billy B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Charles Willis, Rt. 5, Box 71 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3, Box 352, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Pleasant Gap . Ms. Lavonne Murdock, 2 1 5 Indian Trail, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 
Pleasant Grove . . Mrs. Carolyn Glenn. Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna Mcintosh, Rt. 1 , Box 27 5, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Ernest Hughes, Rt. 6 Box 880, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Mike Higgins, Rt. 7, Box 127, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Windom Mrs. Jo Ann Tipton, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Young's Chapel Miss Pamela Buchanan, Rt. 2 Box 247-A, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 



LIST OF DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 



Bolen's Creek Mrs. Dennis Helms, Rt. 6 Box 242, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Charles Willis, Rt. 5 Box 7 1 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Lola Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Riverside Linda Ball, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Barbara Freeman, Rt. 4 Box 446, Burnsville, N.C. 

28714 

LIST OF CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1 , Box 368, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Blue Rock Ossie Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Bolen's Creek Niles Howell, Rt. 6, Box 231, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd R. Sparks, 2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Burnsville, First Phillip Tate, 63 Azalea Ln., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Cane River Bill Ball, Rt. 1 Box 390, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Crabtree Wallace Boone, Rt. 2 Box 1 84, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff , Rt. 7, Box 638, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Ivy Gap Not listed on letter 

Laurel Branch Theo Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5 Box 650, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Mt. Pleasant Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3, Box 346, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, N.C. 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Box 39, Green Mountain, N.C. 

28740 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 1 9-E, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 

South Estatoe Don Young, Rt. 2, Box 798, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 

West Burnsville L.R. Higgins, 13 Swiss Av., Burnsville, N.C. 28714 



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Windom 

Young's Chapel 



Fred Buchanan, Rt. 7, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 

Vern Cook, Rt. 2 Box 444, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 



MESSENGERS TO THE ASSOCIATION 

BANK'S CREEK - Mrs. John Burleson, Mrs. Ronnie McMahan, Mrs. Everett 

Banks. 
BEE LOG - None 
BLUE ROCK - None 

BOLEN'S CREEK — Mrs. Lena Harris, Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Bernice Robin- 
son, Miss Tensie Bailey, Mrs. Rick Bacon, Mrs. Dennis Helms, Herman 
Mason. 

BROWN'S CREEK - Mrs. Hattie Silver, Mrs. Robert Wilson, John Powers, Troy 

Ray, Mrs. Phillip Charlton. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST - Mrs. Pam Anglin, Mrs. Milidene Laws, Mrs. Linda Den- 

ney, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, Grady Bailey, Dick Bailey, Mike 

Watson, Mr. & Mrs. Phil Tate, Mr. & Mrs. Earl Harris. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL - Hazel Hensely, Hoover Johnson, Oss Wilson, Jackie Silver, 

Alice Wilson. 

CANE RIVER - Mrs. Avis Hensley, Mrs. Walter Edwards, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Ball, 

Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Wilkes, Mrs. Ada Smith. 
CRABTREE - Rev. & Mrs. John Huntley, Bernice McCurry, Haskel McCurry, 

Janet McCurry, Marie Edge. 
FAIRVIEW — Dewey Huskins, Bonnie Huskins, Kelly Ballew, Mae Ballew, Lois 

Loftis, Norma Huskins, Viola Shuford. 
HALL'S CHAPEL - Gerold Young, Carl Grindstaff, Edward Grindstaff. 
IVY GAP - None 

LAUREL BRANCH - Mrs. Martha Riddle, Mrs. David Griffith, Mrs. Walter Riddle, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone. 

MT. MITCHELL - Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Huskins, Mrs. Dorothy Ray, Mrs. Charles 

Willis, Mrs. Dolly Wilson. 
MT. PLEASANT - Miss Madge Carter, Mrs. Evelyn Pate, Kermit Pate, Mrs. 

Vivian Taylor, Miss Nellen Robinson, Woodrow Chandler, Mrs. Lester Mur- 

phey. 

PLEASANT GAP - Joseph Godwin, Mrs. Pam Reeves, Mrs. Betty Dahlin, Mr. & 
Mrs. Bill Riddle. 

PLEASANT GROVE - Enzy Letterman, Mrs. Vah Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Lyle, 

Elizabeth Jones. 
PRICE'S CREEK - None 
RIVERSIDE - None 

SHOAL CREEK - Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth Mashburn, Mrs. Jim Young, Mrs. 

Gaither Jones, Mrs. Terrell Young. 
SOUTH ESTATOE - Mrs. Lucille Shuford, Lester Wing, Mrs. Opal McDougald, 

Mrs. Mary Autrey, Mrs. Margaret Freeman, Mrs. Barbara Freeman, Miss 

Sharon Shuford. 

WEST BURNSVILLE - Lawrence King, Mrs. Nancy Holcombe, Mrs. Gail Ben- 
nett, Mrs. Irene Hullett, Tommy Pittman, B.T. Howell. 
WINDOM - Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Griffith. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL - Mrs. Estela Young, Edd Howell, Charlie Gurley. 



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MINISTERS LICENSED DURING THE YEAR 

None 



MINISTERS ORDAINED DURING THE YEAR 

Silvers, Jackie Lee, Rt. 7 Box 226, Burnsville, N.C. 287 1 4 (Crabtree) 



OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Edward Blevins, (I) Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Fairview) 

Dennis Buchanan, (LM) Burnsville. N.C. 28714 (Windom) 

Vern Cook, (LM), Rt. 2 Box 444, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Young's Chapel) 

Gene Gardner, (LM) Rt. 1 , Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (West Burnsville) 

John Powers, (I) Rt. 5, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 (Brown's Creek) 

Ellis Ray, (OM), Rt. 3, Burnsville, N.C. 28714 (Price's Creek) 

Arnold Robinson, (R) Micaville, N.C. (Mount Mitchell) 

Carl Wheeler, (OM), Rt. 1. Burnsville. N.C. 2871 4 (Windom) 

Don Whitson, (LM), P.O. Box 295, Burnsville, N.C. 2871 4 (Bolen's Creek) 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 



BEE LOG 
John M. Wheeler, Deacon 
Mrs. Mary Pate 

BLUE ROCK 
Mrs. Carrie Weatherman 

BOLEN'S CREEK 

Mr. Vance Hensley 

Mr. Kenneth Banks 
BROWN'S CREEK 

Mrs. Martha Geouge 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
Mrs. Pearl Randolph 
Mrs. Ada Wilson 
Mrs. Sally Williams 
Mr. Bruce Anglin 
Mrs. Esther Buckner 
Mr. Paul Hughes 
Mr. CO. Ellis 

BYRD'S CHAPEL 
Mr. Matt Whitson, Deacon 
Mr. Jack Hensley 
Mrs. Bonnie Wilson 

IVY GAP 
Mr. Harvey Buckner 



LAUREL BRANCH 
Rev. Ben Lee Ray 
Mrs. Ben Lee Ray 

MT. PLEASANT 

Mr. W.O. Wilson 
PLEASANT GAP 

Mr. Ted Harding 

Mrs. Flaud Wilson 

Mrs. Lora Robinson 

Mrs. Ina Suddreth 

PRICE'S CREEK 
Mrs. Edrus Ledford 

SHOAL CREEK 
Mr. Gaither Jones 

SOUTH ESTATOE 
Mrs. Bertha Silver 
Mr. Fred Shuford, Deacon 
Church Clerk, Treasurer 
Mrs. Viola Thompson 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 
Mr. Gilbert Buchanan 
Mrs. Bessie Boon 
Mr. Marritt Tipton 



CALENDAR 



OCTOBER Emphasis - North Carolina Missions 

3- 1 Week of Prayer for North Carolina 

8- 9 W.M.U. Enlargement Emphasis 

25 Committee Meetings 
3 1 High Attendance Day 

NOVEMBER Emphasis - Budget, Children's Homes 

1- 7 Royal Ambassadors Week 
7- 1 Foreign Mission Study 

1 4 American Bible Society Sunday 

15-17 Baptist State Convention, Fayetteville 

22 "M" Night 

28-Dec. 5 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions; Lottie Moon Christmas 
Offering 

DECEMBER Emphasis - Foreign Missions 

1 - 5 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions 
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 

9 Senior Adult Christmas Party, Western North Carolina Retire- 
ment Home 

26 Student Day at Christmas 

JANUARY Emphasis - Make Your Will Month, January Bible Study 

2- 6 January Bible Study 

1 7 W.M.U. Executive Committee 

21-22 Bold Growth Training (Enablers), Fruitland 

23 Baptist Men's Meeting 

31 Sunday School Convention 

FEBRUARY Emphasis - Church Leadership, Baptist Homes 

7- 8 Statewide Evangelism Conference, Greensboro 

1 Senior Adult Valentine Party 

13-19 W.M.U. Focus Week 
Home Mission Study 

20 Seminaries, Colleges, High School Day 

21-22 Mountain Pastors' Workshop, Ridgecrest 

MARCH Emphasis - Home Missions 

6- 1 3 Week of Prayer for Home Missions 

7- 12 Youth Week 

1 State Vacation Bible School Clinic 

1 2 Youth Night 

1 8-19 W.M.U. Annual Session, Asheville 

APRIL Emphasis - Baptist Beliefs 

7 Senior Adult Emphasis 

15-17 State Acteen Convention, Ridgecrest 

18 W.M.U. Annual Meeting 

1 8-22 Baptist Doctrine Study 

MAY Emphasis - Associational Missions, Baptist Hospital 

2 Vacation Bible School Clinic 

5- 6 State Senior Adult Rally, Greensboro 

9-11 Key Leadership, Ridgecrest 

1 5-22 Week of Prayer for Associational Missions 

30 Church Training Meeting (Tournaments) 

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JUNE Emphasis - Bible School 

3- 4 Area Church Training Tournaments, Hendersonville 

5 World Hunger Sunday 

1 9 Christian Higher Education Day 

26 Statewide Youth Bible Drill/Youth Speakers' Tournament, 
High Point 

JULY Emphasis - Prayer, Personal Growth 

3- 8 Week of Christian Study and Fellowship, Mars Hill 

18 W.M.U. Executive Meeting 

24- 29 Church Prayer Retreat 
29 Area Prayer Retreats 

AUGUST Emphasis - Annual Meeting, Church Leadership 

9-10 Annual Meeting 

1 2 Youth Evangelism Conference, Asheville 

21-27 Pastor Appreciation Week 

29 Key Leadership Conference 

SEPTEMBER Emphasis - Church Programs 

5 Committee Meetings 

16-17 Sunday School Leadership Conference, Ridgecrest 

25- Oct. 2 Preparation Week (Five Church Programs) 
29 Senior Adult Emphasis 




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Proceedings 

of the One Hundred and Fourth Annual Session 

of the 

Yancey Baptist Association 

THEME: "Jesus Calls Us" 

SCRIPTURE: "Follow Me and I Will Make You Fishers of Men" 

Matthew 4: 19 

Tuesday Afternoon, August 3, 1 982 
BROWN'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 

1 . The one hundred fourth annual session of Yancey Baptist Association be- 
gan with a musical meditation by Miss Mary Lee Wilson on Tuesday afternoon, 
August 3, 1 982. Brown's Creek Baptist Church was host for the Tuesday after- 
noon and evening sessions. G.E. Freeman, associate moderator, presided. 

2. The call to worship "Jesus Calls Us" was sung by the Brown's Creek 
Quartet. 

3. The opening prayer was led by Lawrence Glenn, pastor of Pleasant Grove 
Baptist Church. 

4. Horace McLeroy, pastor of the host church, welcomed messengers and 
guests. 

5. The following committees were appointed: 

HOSPITALITY - Mrs. Dennis Helms, Jerry Holcombe, Mrs. Opal 
McDougald 

PLACE AND PREACHER - Cecil Huskins, Troy Ray, Nat Howell 

6. Motion was made by Harold Bennett, Jr. that the printed program with 
the necessary changes be our order of business. Motion passed. 

7. John Powers, minister of music for Brown's Creek Church, led the group 
in the singing of "In the Garden." Miss Mary Lee Wilson was pianist for the en- 
tire afternoon session. 

8. Burrel Lucas, director of church programs, North Carolina Baptist Conven- 
tion, was introduced. His topic was "The Family of God." He used scripture 
from Hebrews 10. He described three characterestics of family love. (1 ) Under- 
standing and acceptance. (2) Sharing in common responsibilities. (3) Working 
together for the best advantage. 

9. One new pastor, Tommy Wilkes of Cane River Baptist Church, was rec- 
ognized. 

1 0. The following pastors and church representatives share with the group: 
Dennis Helms - Bolen's Creek expressed appreciation to God and his 
church. 

Horace McLeroy - Brown's Creek stated that his church functioned with- 
out his leadership for 10 weeks due to his illness. In his absence, the 
church honored Mrs. Hattie Silver, and had a special recognition pro- 
gram for high school graduates. Church increases mission giving by 1 
percent each year. 

Richard Muri - Burnsville, First announced that the church had celebrated 
one hundredth anniversary last October. A young man who had grown 
up in the church and is now a minister attended the centennial and was 
invited to return and hold a revival during the "Here's Hope" crusade. 
This young man is Randy Riddle who serves as a pastor with resort mis- 
sions in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

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Tommy Wilkes - Cane River, expressed appreciation to the members of 
his church. A tape ministry for shut ins has been initiated by his church. 

Cecil Huskins - layman - Mt. Mitchell, stated that his church grows pota- 
toes on a one acre plot donated to the church. These potatoes are do- 
nated to the Childrens' Home each year. Fifty dozen jars were filled 
with food by the members of the church and given to the home. 

Jack Mcintosh, layman - Mt. Pleasant read a message prepared by pastor 
Lester Murphey. Reverend Murphey expressed appreciation to his con- 
gregation for their loving concern when his home in Mars Hill was de- 
stroyed by fire. Church has adopted flag. Church has strong mission 
giving. 

Joseph Godwin, pastor - Pleasant Gap. Church has added new fellowship 
hall and kitchen. Land was donated for driveway around church and 
and additional parking space. Fence erected. 

Lawrence Glen, pastor - Pleasant Grove, thanked God for grace to ac- 
knowledge call to preach. Expressed appreciation to members of his 
church. Stated that church has grown spiritually. 

Lee Dulaney - layman, Shoal Creek - Church has 1 5 new members, seven 
by baptism. Last September church organized Woman's Missionary 
Union with all organizations. In March, church ordained three new 
deacons. 

G.E. Freeman, pastor, South Estatoe - Church built fellowship hall in 
memory of Fred Shuford, who served as church clerk, treasurer and 
deacon. Number of youth in church has increased from six to approxi- 
mately 20 in the past six years. Had successful "Here's Hope" revival 
with the Rev. Dennis Thurman as guest speaker. 
Harold Bennett, Jr., pastor, West Burnsville - Church has increased Sun- 
day School attendance by 10 percent, average weekly attendance in- 
creased 10.5 percent. New wing and new equipment has been added. 
Cooperative program and associational missions giving has been doub- 
led. All organizations alive and doing well. 
1 1 . A roll call of the churches was made by Mrs. Jess Styles, clerk. Ninety- 
seven people from 1 5 churches responded. 

1 2. A duet "Face to Face" was sung by Tommy Pittman and Mrs. Max Fox 
accompanied by Mrs. Mike Higgins. 

1 3. Dr. Cecil Ray, executive secretary of the North Carolina Baptist Conven- 
tion, was introduced and spoke. His topic was "Jesus Calls - North Carolina 
Baptists Respond." Some of his comments were: "The denomination is the 
opening of the door of the whole world to you." "Baptists are known for their 
love of freedom and their love for missions." "Independence can be a curse as 
well as a blessing." "The cooperative program gives Baptists the opportunity to 
enjoy freedom and to express their love for missions also." 
Dr. Ray listed four prayer requests which are critical concerns. 
1 - Church identity crisis. 
2. Ministers sense of purpose. 

3 - Denominational Polity crisis. (What we do and how we do it) 

4 - Lifestyles of Baptists. 

He closed by saying "The success of the Bold Mission Thrust depends on 
what we do with our hours and our resources." 

Dr. Ray opened the floor for questions from the messengers. G.E. Freeman 
asked Fruitland would be changed into a junior college. Dr. Ray responded by 
saying "no, we have enough colleges." Joseph Godwin expressed appreciation 
to Dr. Ray for his address and for his ability to communicate with the people. 

Nat Howell requested that The Biblical Recorder promote the work of church 
training more in the future issues. Cecil Huskins had a question concerning of- 



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fering for the colleges. Harold Bennett, Jr. asked about the long range plans for 
the "Reaching People Campaign." 

1 4. Mrs. Herbert Smoak sang "Here Am I, Send Me." 

1 5. Horace McLeroy made announcements concerning the evening meal and 
directed the people to South Toe school where the meal was served. 
1 6. The blessing was led by Joseph Godwin. 

Tuesday Evening 

17. The musical meditation for the evening session was played by Mrs. 
Lavonne Murdock and daughter, Miss Renee Murdock. 

1 8. The messengers were welcomed by Moderator Lester Murphey. 
1 9. Gerald Young, new pastor at Hall's Chapel was introduced. 

20. A roll call of churches made by clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles, revealed 1 8 chur- 
churches represented with 1 44 people in attendance. 

21 . John Powers led in prayer. 

22. A hymn, "Jesus Calls Us" was led by Tommy Pittman, associational 
music director. Mrs. Mike Higgins was accompanist. 

23. "Jesus Calls - We Will Follow" which consisted of scripture and song, 
was presented by 24 young people from the association. This part of the pro- 
gram was directed by Mrs. Lavonne Murdock, Mrs. Bill Anglin, Mrs. Jim 
Buckner, and Mrs. David Griffith. 

24. Burrel Lucas spoke on the topic "Churches are Important." 

25. "Jesus Paid It All" was sung by the congregation. 

26. An anthem "Send the Light" was sung by the associational choir, di- 
rected by Tommy Pittman and accompanied by Mrs. Mike Higgins. 

27. Ken Carter, Home Mission Board, was introduced and spoke. His subject 
was "God's Power at Work" and his scripture was taken from Acts 3:1-10. He 
said that unless people can see what the church is doing, they will not listen to 
what it has to say. He also stated that to be an instrument of God's power, you 
must be doing what you know God wants you to do. He closed with prayer. 

28. The moderator urged attendance at the next session which will meet with 
Laurel Branch Baptist Church in the morning. The meeting was adjourned. 

Wednesday Morning, August 4, 1 982 

LAUREL BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 

29. The Wednesday morning session met at Laurel Branch Baptist Church on 
Wednesday morning, August 4. Presenting the musical meditation were Miss 
Ann Hunter, playing flute, and Mrs. Linda Denney, pianist. Mrs. Denney is 
organist at First Baptist Church. 

30. The opening hymn was "Jesus Calls Us" and was led by Mrs. David Grif- 
fith, minister of music of the host church. Pianist was Mrs. Evelyn Capps. 
Moderator Lester Murphey presided. 

31 . Mrs. Susan Strickland, wife of the pastor of the host church, welcomed 
messengers and visitors and called on Joseph Godwin, pastor of Pleasant Gap 
Church, to lead the opening prayer. 

32. The following committees were appointed: Executive, Budget, Steward- 
ship, Evangelism, Missions, Christian Life and Nominating. The moderator 
stated that several members of the Building Committee had moved and three 
additional people were needed to serve on this committee. These people were 
nominated and elected to serve. Lester Wing, South Estatoe Church; Luther 
Lawhern, Pleasant Gap Church; and Vernie Murphy, Mt. Mitchell Church. (See 
Associational Director of names of additional committee members.) 



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33. The Place and Preacner Committee report was read by Cecil Huskins and 
approved. 

PREACHER — Joseph Godwin 
PLACE - First Day - Pleasant Gap 
Second Day - Mt. Mitchell 

34. Burrel Lucas continued his discussion on "Characteristics of Family Love. 
(Refer to proceedings, Tuesday afternoon.) His scripture was taken from Ephe- 
sians 4. 

35. Bill Poole, superintendent of North Carolina Baptist Homes, was intro- 
duced and spoke. He revealed that North Carolina Baptists are in their thirty- 
second year of ministering to senior adults. Miss Vergie Duncan of Yancey 
County, is now a resident at the Western North Carolina Baptist Retirement 
Home in Asheville. Long range plans include enlargement of nursing care unit at 
Hayes Home in Winston-Salem, and to provide for nursing care at the Western 
North Carolina Home. 

36. Calvin Knight, director of Denominational Relations at North Carolina Bap- 
tist Hospital, emphasized the importance of the advances made in specialized 
medicine at the hospital. 

37. Luther Osment described the work accomplished by the Children's 
Homes. He said times have changed tremendously since the homes were star- 
ted in 1 885. Now, 72 percent of the children have both parents living. The fast- 
est growing phase of the work is emergency care. Osment invited messengers 
to attend the annual conference at the Broyhill Home at Clyde on Thursday, 
September 9. 

38. Mrs. David Griffith led in the singing of "Serve The Lord With Gladness." 

39. A solo "Jesus Is Lord of AH" was sung by Michael Watson, minister of 
music at First Baptist Church. Miss Ann Hunter was accompanist. 

40. The annual sermon was preached by Richard Muri, pastor, First Baptist 
Church. "Jesus Calls Us to Be His Disciples" was his topic. The scripture used 
was from Matthew 1 6. 

41 . A roll call of the churches was made by clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles. A total of 
1 3 churches were represented with 56 people attending. Mrs. Styles expressed 
appreciation to church clerks for their faithfulness in the preparation of church 
letters. 

42. A solo "Jesus, He is the Son of God" was sung by Mrs. David Griffith, 
accompanied by Mrs. Evelyn Capps. 

43. The final speaker of the morning was Burrel Lucas who spoke on "The 
Holy Spirit." Scripture used was John 20:31 , John 1 4:1 5, and Acts 2:38. He 
listed three characteristics of the Holy Spirit. (1 ) Only comes when invited, (2) 
stays only as long as He is welcomed, and (3) makes a difference to the resi- 
dents. 

44. Mrs. David Griffith, member host church, made announcement concern- 
ing plans for lunch. 

45. Mrs. Joseph announced that Miss Sue Fitzgerald, Mars Hill College, had a 
display of Southern Baptist church materials in the back hall. Miss Fitzgerald had 
car trouble and had to return to Mars Hill. 

46. The blessing was given by Tommy Wilkes, pastor, Cane River Baptist 
Church. 

Wednesday Afternoon 

47. The Wednesday afternoon session began with a musical meditation by 
Miss Lori Barnes, playing trumpet, and Michael Watson as accompanist. 

48. Hymn, "Our Best" led by Mrs. David Griffith accompanied by Mrs. Evelyn 
Capps. 



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49. Dennis Helms, pastor of Bolen's Creek Church, led in prayer. 

50. The hospitality report was read by Mrs. Dennis Helms and adopted. (See 
report section of annual.) 

51 . The moderator, Lester Murphey, called attention to proposed budget as 
printed in the Book of Reports. It was adopted as printed. 

52. Troy Ray read the report of the Nominating Committee and moved its 
adoption. Motion passed. 

53. The following officers were elected to serve during the coming year. 
Moderator - Lester Murphey; Associate Moderator - G.E. Freeman; Clerk - 
Mrs. Jess Styles. 

54. James Lambert, area missionary, led the Bible study for the afternoon 
session. Scripture was Acts 4. 

55. Progress of the work in Yancey Baptist Association during the past year 
was discussed by the following people: Nat Howell - Building Fund; Mrs. Brooks 
Boone - American Bible Society; Miss Madge Carter - Publications; Mrs. Jess 
Styles - Senior Adults; Mrs. James McDougald - Woman's Missionary Union; 
Lawrence King - Church Training; Harold Bennett, Jr. - Sunday School; Miss 
Laura Mae Hilliard, director of missions, gave brief summaries of the following 
organizations: Annuity, Christian Higher Education, Social Ministries, Missions, 
Cooperative Program, Stewardship, Evangelism, Youth, Music, Brotherhood, 
and Vacation Bible School. Miss Hilliard announced that a Bible School had been 
held in all 24 churches for the first time in many years. 

56. Nane Starnes, former pastor of West Asheville Baptist Church, brought 
the closing message. His topic was "The Master's Call - Give Me Your Best." 
The scripture he used is found in Revelation 1 9. 

57. The closing hymn was "Wherever He Leads, I'll Go." 

58. The benediction was given by Harold Bennett, Jr., pastor of West Bur- 
ville Baptist Church. 

59. The one hundred fourth annual meeting of Yancey Baptist Association 
was adjourned. 

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE REPORT 

The Hospitality Committee wishes to submit the following report: 

Be it resolved that Brown's Creek Church and Laurel Branch Church be com- 
mended for the excellent way in which they entertained the Yancey Baptist 
Association with food and fellowship and that they further be commended for 
the spirit in which they gave it. 

Be it resolved that our moderator, Lester Murphey, and associate moderator, 
Glenn Freeman, be commended for their leadership in our program. 

We wish to express our thanks to Miss Laura Mae Hilliard and Mrs. Nellie 
Styles for their effort in the preparation of our program, and to each person who 
took part. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Beverly Helms, Chairman, 
Opal McDougald, Jerry Holcombe 



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"FORWARD THROUGH THE AGES" 1 98 1 -82 



As year 1 03 for the Yancey Baptist Association draws to a close we can turn 
another page in our history. The year 1981-82 has marked a time of service, 
working together, new friends and new experiences. 

The first two sessions of the one hundred third annual meeting were held with 
First Baptist Church, Burnsville, on August 4, with an interesting and informa- 
tive program. A delicious meal and a spirit of friendship and hospitality reminded 
those present that we as Baptists have accomplished many wonderful things for 
our Lord in past years. The challenge for future years offers each of us many 
new opportunities for greater service. 

The second day of the annual meeting was held at South Estatoe Baptist 
Church. The spirit of brotherly love and Christian fellowship were exemplified 
again in the program through words and music, a bountiful meal and the presen- 
tation of plans for the new year. 

Some of the most outstanding events for the year were: Simultaneous revival 
participation in 1 3 churches. The attendance was outstanding due to much 
prayer and planning. Wonderful messages in words and music brought new 
commitments to better service and professions of faith. . . . Outstanding Vaca- 
tion Bible Schools in every church. One thousand, three hundred ninety-two 
were enrolled in these schools. ... An increase in interest and participation in 
our Sunday Schools work, our Church Training programs and other organiza- 
tions. . . . First for the Building Fund — memorial gifts were received. . . . placed 
in a church budget. ... An increase in the total given to special offerings - North 
Carolina Missions Offering (plus designated gifts), Lottie Moon Christmas Offer- 
ing and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. 

Forward Once Again! This is our challenge for another year. How will you and 
I serve the Lord in the days of this new associational year? 

Sara Hensley, Historian 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

Have you heard some of the challenging questions that people are asking 
today? 

Does anybody care? 

Is there any hope in the world? 

Why am I living? 

Can I be forgiven? 

Where do I find power? 
What are the answers that we, Yancey Baptist, are providing? What are we 
doing in our Sunday Schools to show our communities that we really do care? 
Are we the "light of the world" that Christ has commissioned us to be, to show 
others that there is "power in the blood" of Jesus Christ? These are sobering 
questions that we need to take a close look at as Yancey Baptists. 

From 1970 thru 1980 the Sunday School enrollment in our association de- 
creased by 7 50. At the same time our baptisms decreased by 85. Do these 
numbers challenge our Sunday Schools to the task which is before us? 

People are important to us, not because they are just prospects to make our 
statistics more impressive, but because they are important to God. They are 
God's creations, and all people, no matter who they are, where they live, what 
race they are or how much they own, need a personal relationship with Jesus 
Christ. They need ministry, inspired by the Holy Spirit, to heal their hurts and 
strengthen them for their struggles which they face every day. They need a per- 
sonal witness - OUR witness. 

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The Bold Missions II Program emphases for 1982-1985 is REACHING 
PEOPLE. The objectives are: (1) To lead churches and individual members to 
make a new commitment to reaching the lost and unchurched. (2) To engage in 
priority planning to reach persons with the gospel, carefully using time, money 
and resources. (3) Join with Southern Baptist throughout the world in a united 
effort to reach people for Christ during 1 982-1 985. 

I'm sure that you have heard of 8.5 by '85, which is a goal adopted by South- 
ern Baptists to enroll 8.5 million in Bible study through Sunday School by Sep- 
tember 30, 1985. Our goal for North Carolina is 855,000 enrolled in Bible 
study through Sunday School by September 30, 1 985. The yearly emphasis for 
1982-83 is GROWING. 

Enrollment increases when a Sunday School makes plans to engage in nine 
growth-inducing actions. These basics are what churches are encouraged to do 
to grow and to help meet the 8.5 by '85 goal: 

1 . Make a commitment to growth 

2. Identify and enroll prospects 

3. Start new classes and departments 

4. Enlist workers. 

5. Train workers 

6. Provide space and equipment 

7. Conduct weekly workers' meetings 

8. Conduct weekly visitation 

9. Teach the Bible to win the lost and develop the saved 

The question that needs to be answered is, "What Growth and Improvement 
Goals will my church set?" 

The ASSIST Team, Associational Sunday School Improvement Support 
Team, wants to help your Sunday School grow. Please call on us when we can 
help! 

Harold Bennett, Jr. 
Sunday School Director 

BIBLE SCHOOLS 

Vacation Bible School is a time for caring and a time for sharing. It is a time of 
Bible study. Too, it is an integral part of Sunday School. The entire program of 
reaching, teaching, winning, and developing people is evident in the Vacation 
Bible School ministry. Why don't we give it a permanent and rightful place in our 
church family? Vacation Bible School is a church at work ministering to all ages 
in our Sunday School, those who do not attend any church, and to those of 
other churches who wish to attend. Bible Schools, when rightly used, open 
doors into unreached homes. All 24 churches in the association reported a 
Vacation Bible School this year. 

Madge Carter 

CHURCH TRAINING 

I thank the Yancey Baptist Association for the privilege to have served as your 
Church Training Director for the past two years. We have not grown as we 
should, however, we appreciate the faithfulness of the churches which do con- 
tinue year after year. "M" night was well attended this year. We had a total of 
80 people present, including 1 2 pastors. Six churches with Church Training 
were represented, and five churches not presently having Church Training. 
Richard Everett brought the message that challenged each of us to become busy 
within our local church doing all things that God would lead us to do. Church 

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Training interest was high among those attending the Key Leadership Confer- 
ence, also. 

Church Training can again become a vital part of our Yancey Baptist churches, 
if we have the desire to see it grow. Our lack of faith is evident when we say, 
"we haven't enough teachers," "people aren't interested," "the pastor won't 
support it," "we don't have the time," etc. Listen to Matthew 21:22- "And all 
things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."; and 
Psalm 37:4-5 - "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the de- 
sires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He 
shall bring it to pass." 

I urge each of you to join with me in prayer, asking for His leadership in estab- 
lishing Church Training in all of the churches in the Yancey Baptist Association 
according to His will, and by the leadership of the Holy Spirit. 

Lawrence King 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

It is time to take a good look at the Mission Organizations in our churches. 
Here is the picture: 

5 churches with Mission Friends - Bank's Creek, Bolen's Creek, Burnsville, 
First; Shoal Creek, West Burnsville 

5 churches with Girls in Action (grades 1 -6) - Bank's Creek, Bolen's Creek, 
Burnsville, First; Shoal Creek, West Burnsville 

6 churches with Acteens - Bank's Creek, Bolen's Creek, Burnsville, First; 
Mt. Pleasant, Shoal Creek, West Burnsville 

1 church with Baptist Young Women ( 1 8-29) - Bolen's Creek 
9 churches with Baptist Women (30 and over) - Bolen's Creek, Brown's 
Creek, Burnsville. First; Laurel Branch, Mt. Pleasant, Pleasant Grove, 
Shoal Creek, South Estatoe, West Burnsville. 
Jack's Creek Baptist Women report 6 members 
Total Woman's Missionary Union Membership, June 30, 1 982 is 297. 
Our goal is a mission organization in every church by 1 983. The challenge is 
before us. Will we, with God's help, reach out to the churches reporting no 
mission organization? Let us pray, work, and witness as we strive to reach 1 5 
churches with a mission organization. Let us pray for growth in the nine 
churches with a mission organization. 

On October 19, 1 981 we met with West Burnsville Church for a Key Leader- 
ship Conference. The Woman's Missionary Union conference was well atten- 
ded. 

We welcome Shoal Creek into the "fold" with four organizations and Bank's 
Creek with three organizations. We are grateful for the faithfulness of the 
Jack's Creek Baptist Women - six members enrolled. 

Let us catch a vision of what we must be about! Will we be willing workers? 
Our future is as bright as we permit golden opportunities to capture us. Pray that 
we will never let opportunities slip away. 

Mrs. Opal McDougald 



BROTHERHOOD 

Jesus said, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every crea- 
ture." There is a job to be done. Christ has promised His presence if one is in- 
volved. . . . "And lo, I am with you." 



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Involving men and boys in missions is what the Brotherhood is all about. The 
two primary divisions of the Brotherhood are Baptist Men and Royal Ambassa- 
dors. 

The men and boys in every church need to hear and heed the words of Jesus. 
Membership in a Brotherhood (Baptist Men and Royal Ambassadors) will help a 
man or a boy to be informed and inspired. These organizations provide opportun- 
ities for service. 

More Brotherhoods are needed. Twenty-one churches reported no mission 
organization for men and boys. The Baptist Men and Royal Ambassadors that 
we now have need to reach more members. 

We ask that you prayerfully study the information included here and seek 
God's guidance in determining your responsibility - your response to the situa- 
tion. 

Bank's Creek - Royal Ambassadors, 1 enrolled 
Bolen's Creek - Royal Ambassadors, 9 enrolled 

Baptist Men, 32 enrolled 
West Burnsville - Royal Ambassadors, 2 1 enrolled 

Baptist Men, 27 enrolled 
Brotherhood enrollment - Bank's Creek 1 

Bolen's Creek 41 
West Burnsville 48 
Total ongoing Brotherhood enrollment 99 

MUSIC 

Our one special project this year was a Carol Sing. We met with the West 
Burnsville Baptist Church. We had a great group of listeners and several choirs 
lifted our hearts to the Lord with their Christmas message in song. Good refresh- 
ments and some real Christian fellowship were shared following the Carol Sing. 

What are our plans for 1 982-83? A picnic for choir directors, choir members, 
and their families; a Carol Sing; and some training sessions are included in the 
activities for next year. 

Hymn singing can be a very meaningful experience for choir members and 
congregations. The music ministry of a church is important. The leadership for 
this ministry should be prayerfully selected and all involved need to realize that 
lives are reached, touched, and renewed by this ministry. 

Jesus calls and we hear Him say through the written Word: 

Sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. 

Sing unto the Lord, bless His name; shew forth His salvation from day to 

day. 

Declare His glory among the heathen, His wonders among all people. 

Psalm 96:1-3 

sing unto the Lord a new song; for He hath done marvelous things: His 
right hand and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory. 

Psalm 98:1 
Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him .... 
Psalm 105:2 

Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise in the con- 
gregation of saints. 

Psalm 149:1 

Tommy Pittman 



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SENIOR ADULTS 



On Thursday night, September 24, a covered-dish supper was held in the new 
fellowship hall of West Burnsville Church with 30 persons attending. Mr. Tom 
Crouch, vice president and general manager of Young Tours of Asheville, was 
guest speaker. Mr. Crouch showed slides of the future site of the world's fair 
and other places of interest. Following this meeting, interest began to grow in 
attending the world's fair and a date was selected and a deposit paid. The plans 
became a reality when on June 29-30, 32 people made the trip to the 1982 
Knoxville World's Fair on a Young's motorcoach. Although originally planned by 
the Senior Adults, all ages were represented on this trip. It was a time of good 
fellowship and fun and we would like to plan another trip sometime in the future. 

On Thursday afternoon, December 3, a Christmas party was given to the resi- 
dents of the Western North Carolina Baptist Retirement Home in Asheville. This 
was sponsored by the senior adults, but once again we had people of all ages 
from a number of our churches lending a hand to make this party a success. We 
hope to make this a project each year. 

A Valentine party was held at Mt. Pleasant Church on Thursday night, Febru- 
ary 1 1 with 31 people present. Following a covered-dish supper, the group par- 
ticipated in Valentine games led by Mrs. Jeanette Van Patten. Mrs. Lester Mur- 
phey led in a time of singing and Lester Murphey closed the meeting with scrip- 
ture and prayer. 

During the coming year we would like for our churches to be conscious of 
those 60 and older in their membership and to provide some times of special in- 
terest for these people. An effort should be made to utilize the wisdom and 
talents of these members in the work of the church. We would like to involve 
more churches in our associational meetings. 

Nellie Styles 

DEACONS 

"Deacons represent one of the greatest untapped spiritual resources in Bap- 
tist churches today." In each of our 24 churches there is a group of ordained 
deacons. The fact that these men were called by their church to this high office 
declares that they have certain qualifications. These groups of "under shep- 
herds" possess the potential of turning Yancey County "upside down." This 
association has yet to see what would happen if these 24 groups of deacons 
gave of their best to the Lord. 

"The field is white unto harvest" and Jesus is calling deacons to come work 
today! If we pay the price, our song can be - "We (some 1 50 deacons) shall 
come rejoicing bringing in the sheaves." 

On the associational level we have dragged our feet this year. During the com- 
ing year we need to schedule some meetings and plan some definite activities. 

E.M. Brandt expressed a needed petition in these words: 
God give us deacons of whom we're proud, 
Who follow Christ and not the crowd, 
Who support their pastor all they can, 
Who show love and care for their fellowman. 
Who minister to their church family in every need, 
Who have the mind of Christ as his Spirit leads. 
Who serve with humility as God gives grace, 
Who always seek his precious face. 
Who help a brother when in need, 
Who show their love by word and deed. 



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Who seek to know the Father's way, 
Who read his book and always pray. 
Who make no compromise with sin, 
Who show God's Spirit lives within. 
Such men of God we do acclaim, 
Who do all in his blest name. 

- Edward M. Brandt 

Billy Ray Bailey 

PUBLICATIONS 

"He who has eyes to read, let him read!" This is a quotation from Open Win- 
dows, a Southern Baptist guide for personal devotions. 

One of the tragedies of today is that too many of us neglect the enrichment of 
our lives through reading. The world is full of good materials, waiting to be read. 
Christian literature provides the reader enjoyment, inspiration, and encourages 
Christian growth. Some of our churches have Open Windows and Home Life in 
their budgets. 

Biblical Recorder comes to our churches in individual, budget or club subscrip- 
tions. 

Mr. Marse Grant, editor for nearly 23 years, will retire September 13. Mr. 
R.G. Puckett will succeed him. 

Mailing costs have increased. Another increase may come this fall. 

For your information and convenience several publications with adresses and 
prices are listed as follows. 

The Commision - $5.00 Biblical Recorder 

3806 Monument Ave. Baptist Building 

Richmond, VA 23230 301 Hillsborough St. 

Box 26568 

Mission U.S.A. - $6.95 Raleigh, NC 2761 1 

Home Mission Board Individual - $ 5. 50 

1350 Spring St., NW Club - $5.00 

Atlanta, GA 30367 Budget - $4.00 

Madge Carter 



THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

The American Bible Society, founded in 1816, has only one purpose - "to 
promote the distribution of Holy Scriptures without doctrinal note or comment 
and without profit." 

You, as members and friends of the ABS family, are responsible for the ad- 
vances achieved for the Bible cause during the past year because they were 
made possible only through your fervent prayers and financial help. 

In Des Moines, Iowa, a young woman writes, "At the state fair I was given a 
little song book with '0 For a Thousand Tongues to Sing' ... I do not have a 
thousand tongues, but through the American Bible Society's Bible-a-Month 
Club I have been able to send bibles each month to some nation whose tongue I 
could never master myself." 

The Bible Society asks for our continued prayers and financial support to help 
send the written word into every hand and heart. 

Mrs. Brooks Boone 

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SEMINARY EXTENSION 



Forty people from 10 Baptist churches and one Presbyterian church were 
enrolled in a fall extension class. "Great passages of the Bible were studied." 
James Lambert, area missionary, was the teacher. If you described the group 
you would say, "Good students seeking to know more about God's word." If 
you described the textbook, you would say, "A wonderful guide to in-depth 
Bible study." If you described the teacher, you would say, "Well qualified, his 
life embodies the truthes he teaches, stimulates interest in Bible study, holds 
your attention, inspires you to "give of your best to the Master." "Causes you 
to think." 

Plans are now being made for another class. If you are interested in enrolling, 
drop a card to Box 53, Burnsville. On the card indicate what you would like to 
study. 

"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul." 

- Joseph Addison 

"Good teaching causes scholars to think, to do, to be." 

BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES 

The mountain tradition for children is abundantly evident in the Western Area 
Program of our Baptist Children's Homes. Our Baptist friends in the west con- 
tinue to undergird our ministry in a very fine way and in this time of inflation we 
are increasingly dependent upon this support. Our western units of ministry - 
Broyhill Baptist Children's Home at Clyde, Haywood Emergency Care Cottage at 
Clyde, Thermal Belt Youth Shelter at Forest City, the Maternity Home in Ashe- 
ville - all continue to operate at near capacity levels. 

The fastest growing phase of our minstry is that of emergency care. In these 
centers located at Clyde and Forest City we can take a child in at a moment's 
notice from a desperate circumstance and keep that child for up to 90 days 
while a more long-term placement can be arranged. The tumultuous state of our 
society causes these homes to operate almost constantly at capacity levels. 

The Maternity Home in Asheville continues to be one of our most blessed 
ministries. So many girls come to us feeling that life is virtually ended for them 
and there through Christian love and care they find resources to begin again 
with new purposes and new hope. 

Of course, Broyhill Baptist Children's Home remains the focal point of our 
work in the western part of the state. In each of our five cottages, up to 1 2 chil- 
dren are cared for. These children often come from very difficult circumstances 
with many needs. 

The real heroes of this ministry are the houseparents who live on a day by day 
basis with these boys and girls. We are in the process of now completing on 
"off duty" cottage for these houseparents where they can stay with their own 
children during those days they are free from their campus responsibilities. 

The John Johnson Chapel on the Broyhill campus has been completed and is 
being well used by the Children's Home family and area church groups as well. 
Be assured that the welcome mat is always out for your group to visit us when- 
ever you have an opportunity. 

The Western Area Conference is scheduled for Thursday, September 9. Cam- 
pus tours will begin at 5:00 p.m. Supper will be served at 5:30 and following 
the supper hour an outdoor Chapel program is planned. Yancey Baptists are in- 
vited! 

The Baptist Children's Homes have affected the lives of more than 5,000 
people during the past 1 2 months. There are more than a dozen programs of 
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A new 16mm film called "You Needed Me" is available. Contact the Chil- 
dren's Homes to schedule this informative and inspiring film. 

This ministry needs our support financially. We do this as we give through the 
Cooperative Program and the North Carolina Missions Offering and designated 
gifts. This ministry needs our prayer support. 

Vergis Anglin 

BAPTIST HOMES 

The past year has been a good one for our Baptist Homes. Forty-five persons 
have been admitted to the ministry of our homes and apartments. Our homes 
have provided 98,065 days of special care for an average daily population of 
269 persons. The Lord continues to bless this ministry. 

The Trustees in their May meeting approved a Capital Funds Campaign. The 
success of this campaign will make possible the adding of much-needed nursing 
care beds and resident rooms. Also, a much-needed Administration Building will 
be constructed. If the campaign is successful, North Carolina Baptists must 
support the effort with their prayers and their gifts. 

Our chief concern is in regard to our benevolent care, assisting those who 
need help financially. Gifts through The Cooperative Program and the North 
Carolina Missions Offering go a long way in undergirding those who cannot pay 
the full cost of care. These gifts totalled $ 5 1 6,804.00 last year. Limited benev- 
olent funds result in a longer waiting period for those who cannot pay the full 
cost of care. 

Yancey Baptists need to respond to Jesus' call to minister by increasing our 
support through The Cooperative Program, the North Carolina Missions Offer- 
ing, and designated gifts. Our gifts and our prayers can make a difference! 

Miss Vergie Duncan is a resident in the Asheville Home. 

Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

With 673 beds in use, the hospital admitted 23,350 patients during the past 
year and provided a total of 21 0,000 days of patient care. There were 65,381 
additional visits to the hospital's outpatient clinics and the emergency room. 
These patients come from across North Carolina, from other states, and even 
from other countries to receive the specialized hospital care which our institu- 
tion offers. 

Many of these patients received traditional types of hospital and medical care, 
but others benefited from new procedures: ( 1 ) a new method of delivering anti- 
cancer drugs by means of an "infusion pump," which is implanted in the patient 
somewhat like a pacemaker for heart patients. For many patients this has 
proven to be a more effective and more convenient form of chemotherapy. (2) a 
new type of x-ray called "digital radiography," used principally for examination 
of blood vessels, which virtually eliminates expensive and cumbersome x-ray 
film. This method uses less radiation and requires less dye than standard angi- 
ography. This method also requires less time and can sometimes be done on an 
outpatient basis. It is expected that this method can eventually be used in many 
areas of the body where x-rays are required. (3) a new type of dialysis for 
patients with kidney disease called "continuous ambulatory peritoneal 
dialysis," which involves leaving a special fluid within the peritoneal cavity for 
several hours while impurities (normally removed by the kidney) are taken from 
the blood. This type of dialysis not only free the patient from dependence on a 



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machine but it is also less expensive than the more conventional forms of dialy- 
sis. 

The Pastoral Care Department continues to provide a pastoral ministry to both 
inpatients and outpatients and to their families. During the past year, chaplains 
made a total of 48,209 visits with patients. They provided 923 "on-call minis- 
tries" and led 262 worship services in Davis Chapel. The Pastoral Counseling 
Division provided 8,684 hours of counseling for 855 persons. A total of 63 stu- 
dents were enrolled in various levels of clinical-pastoral education. The Winston- 
Salem center and also the satellites in Fayetteville, Raleigh, Morganton, and 
Charlotte all continued to experience growth both in the types of services pro- 
vided as well as in the number of people served. 

During the year, our hospital again received a two-year approval by the Joint 
Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. 

Despite many economic pressures, our hospital continues to operate in the 
black. It has recently adopted a budget for the new fiscal year which for the first 
time exceeds $ 1 00,000,000.00 

Gifts from churches during the past year through the Cooperative Program 
amounted to $479,997.00 and through the North Carolina Missions Offering 
and designated gifts totalled $345,765.00. Jesus said, "I was sick and ye 
visited Me . . . Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these ye 
have done it unto Me." In supporting the hospital with our gifts through the 
Cooperative Program, the North Carolina Missions Offering and designated gifts 
we minister to the sick. We need to do more - we need to pray for the hospital. 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

EVANGELISM 

What does Jesus expect of us? The Great Commission tells us that He expec- 
pects us to express His love -- proclaim His message. 

John 4:35 presents a real challenge to every church. "Say not ye, there are 
yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold I say unto you, lift up your 
eyes and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." 

Double baptism's by '82 is a goal we have been striving to reach. In 1 977, 
99 baptisms were reported. This year (1981-82) churches reported 91 bap- 
tisms. 

We need to be reminded that "the spirit of evangelism should pervade all the 
work of a church, even as yeast permeates the bread." 

Two statements from Acts picture the New Testament program of evange- 
lism. In Acts 5:42 we see the plan: "And daily in the temple and in every house, 
they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ." The results are pictured in 
Acts 2:47: "And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." 
This question we need to think about; Will our churches in the Yancey Baptist 
Association measure up to the New Testament practice of evangelism? The an- 
swer rests with each church because Jesus says, "All power is given unto me: 
and "Lo, I am with you." 

The "Here's Hope" Crusade was promoted in all 80 associations during 
1981 -82. In our association 1 3 churches were involved: Bolen's Creek, Byrd's 
Chapel, Crabtree, Laurel Branch, Pleasant Grove, Shoal Creek, West Burnsville, 
Burnsville, First, Cane River, Hall's Chapel, Mt. Pleasant, Price's Creek, South 
Estatoe. 

Dr. George W. Truett once said, "When men are born again, it will be as 
natural for them to bear fruit to the praise of God, as for a well-pruned tree in the 
orchard to bring forth its fruit in due season." 

Fred Phoenix 



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STEWARDSHIP 



"Christian stewardship is first of all a commitment." The lordship of Christ 
must be recognized. "Ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a price." God 
owns us and our possessions. 

Bold living and bold giving are both involved in being a good steward. The new 
life in Christ calls for bold living and bold giving. A child of God is a new person 
with new purposes, new priorities and a new lifestyle. 

Churches are committed to help their members grow as good stewards. 
Churches are stewards and the responsibilities that confront individuals con- 
front churches, too. The church's stewardship involves the planning and handl- 
ing of its material resources. 

Budgets are important. Budget planning reminds the church of its mission. 
Budgets are really a budget of ministries and not just a budget of dollars. It says 
something about the church's concept of its God given tasks and its acceptance 
of biblical truths relating to stewardship. 

During the year one Stewardship Workshop was conducted. O.D. Martin led 
the workshop. The following churches were represented: Bolen's Creek - 2; 
Brown's Creek - 1; Cane River - 2; Hall's Chapel - 2; Laurel Branch - 2; Mt. 
Pleasant - 2; Pleasant Gap - 1 ; Shoal Creek - 2; West Burnsville - 2; Windom - 1 . 

Some dreams for 1 982-83: 

1 . Every church with a budget 

2. More churches giving through the Cooperative Program 

3. Every church giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Foreign 
Missions 

4. 4. Every church giving to the North Carolina Missions Offering (or receiving 
designated offerings for causes included in the North Carolina Missions 
Offering) 

5. Every church giving to Associational Missions 

MISSIONS 

Someone said long ago, "That which is not worth sharing is not worth keep- 
ing." In the area of religion, one might say, "That which one is unwilling to 
share is that which he does not have." 

There could no more be a Christian religion without missions than there could 
be a Christian religion without Christ. 

Christ's coming to earth in human form - doing what He did while He was 
here - was a mission. The most important thing He did was to die on the cross. 
The most important thing He taught was that God is love. The most important 
commands He gave were "Come" and "Go." 

What one gets when he comes to Christ is his reason for going. And going is 
missions. 

We go in person, through our gifts and by our earnest prayers. 

We go on mission within the association, within our state, throughout the 
nation, and to all of the well-known and unknown places of the earth. 

Evangelizing the world is not our peculiar privilege nor our sole responsibility 
as a religious body. Yet, we do have a very significant share in the privilege and 
in the responsibility. 

In our missions undertakings, we have different special offerings for various 
causes. These are emphases. We should support them. . 

The foundation, anchor, backbone, and superstructure of Southern Baptists' 
mission effort is the Cooperative Program -- the only earthly means possible 
whereby every Baptist can have a part regularly in every phase of our mission 
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One's supporting or not supporting missions through the Cooperative 
Program indicates nothing at all as to whether he is a Christian. It does tell us a 
whole lot about what kind of Baptist he is. 

Joseph Godwin 

ANNUITY BOARD 

"Despite the economic problems of the nation, 1981 was a year of solid 
growth and expanding achievements with record numbers in assets, benefits 
paid and member accounts," said Darold H. Morgan, president of the Annuity 
Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Six Video Tapes are now available for churches and associations. Order from 
the Film Library, Baptist State Convention. 

VT1 6-1 "Planning The Rest of Your Life" 
VT1 6-2 "Retirement - The Way It Is" 
VT 1 6-3 "Purpose and Meaning in Retirement" 
VT1 6-4 "Mental and Physical Health in Retirement" 
VT1 6-5 "Continuing Education and Mental Alertness" 
VT1 6-7 "The Road to Financial Security" 
Southern Baptist Convention membership records indicated that 1 9,299 per- 
sons were enrolled in Plan A; 930 in Plan B; and 4, 1 93 in Plan C. 

Three thousand, two hundred eighty-eight staff members of 2,31 6 churches 
and associations in North Carolina are participating in the Southern Baptist Re- 
tirement Program. 

In our association nine churches and 1 1 members are participating. Of this 
number four are still participating on the minimum of $33.34 per month. There 
is a great need for these to upgrade their participation to 10 percent of total 
salary (salary, housing allowance, auto insurance, etc.) 

Churches participating: Bolen's Creek, Brown's Creek, Burnsville, First, Cane 
River, Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Pleasant, Pleasant Grove, South Estatoe, West Burns- 
ville. The association is participating. 

Garland Hendericks led a very informative workshop in September. 

Charles Willis 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

North Carolina Baptists have founded and continue to support seven colleges 
and universities. (This number is second only to Texas which supports eight 
such institutions.) The seven colleges have practiced the ministry of Christian 
education for a cumulative total of 7 57 years. These colleges are proud of their 
Baptist heritage and desire to be effective missions partners with the churches. 

To become more familiar with the names and locations of North Carolina's 
seven Baptist colleges, let's imagine a map of the state and read from left to 
right. The colleges are. Mars Hill, 1 8 miles north of Asheville; Gardner-Webb, in 
the town of Boiling Springs, nine miles from Shelby; Wingate, 30 miles east of 
Charlotte; Wake Forest, in the city of Winston-Salem; Meredith, in the capitol 
city of Raleigh; and Chowan, in the northeast town of Murfreesboro, and not far 
from the Virginia state line. 

During the 1 981-1 982 school year, there were 1 5,798 students and 1 ,768 
faculty and staff comprising the human side of the seven schools. Foreign stu- 
dents numbered 224 from 57 countries and territories. Approximately 9,700 of 
the students received financial aid. Many times a person can attend a Baptist 



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school as inexpensively - sometimes more inexpensively, depending upon the 
aid available - as he or she can attend a state institution. 

Our Baptist colleges operate out of the conviction that God's Holy Spirit leads 
persons to the discovery of truth. Through the bible, men and women receive 
wisdom that they cannot save themselves - it is an eternal gift of God - through 
faith believing in Jesus Christ. In this age of 1 982, confusion and hopelessness 
seem to dominate the minds of adults and youth. This is reason enough for our 
churches and educational institutions to work together to provide a lighthouse 
where men and women can realize that life has an eternal purpose. Created in 
the image of God, we are to fulfill the purpose of his creatiop; by serving Him fir- 
first, then through the love of God dwelling in us we can reach our youth. Young 
people are searching for fulfillment and satisfaction. Let's support and recom- 
mend our colleges and universities which teach Christ as the beginning of fulfill- 
ment in this life, and life everlasting. 

Sheila P. Ramsey 

BAPTIST FOUNDATION 

When it was chartered in 1 920, The North Carolina Baptist Foundation was 
charged with the responsibility of promoting the making of gifts, receiving and 
managing the gifts, and distributing the income earned from the investment of 
those gifts to the objects and causes specified by their donors. The charter fur- 
ther provided that those designated causes should be any and all objects and 
causes of the "Missionary Baptist denomination." 

Today, the purpose remains the same. Baptist Foundation is the only agency 
of the Baptist State Convention which receives gifts for all Baptist causes: the 
colleges, universities and seminaries, Baptist Homes and Children's Homes, 
Baptist Hospital and the school of medicine, churches and associations, Foreign 
and Home Mission Boards, special mission offerings, Cooperative Program, and 
ail other concerns of Baptists. 

During 1981, new trusts were created and old trusts had additions which 
together totaled $855,991 .00 bringing the assets in all trusts to almost five 
million dollars. (Real estate is stated in the assets at the value when given, 
which is on the books at approximately 2.4 million dollars less than the current 
market value.) 

Through the trusts created prior to 1 981 , investments earned $41 8,529.70 
during 1 981 for distribution to beneficiaries named by the trust donors. During 
the years of the Foundation's existence, the sum of $2,61 0,299.00 has been 
distributed to all beneficiaries of trusts held by the Foundation, all according to 
the instructions provided by the donors. 

The objective and future plans of the Foundation are summarized in a brief 
phrase - promoting mission support through estate stewardship. Through con- 
ferences and seminars, through counseling with individuals and speaking to 
church groups, the Foundation will continue to support North Carolina Baptists 
in their efforts to become better managers and stewards of their material 
possessions. Through its role as trustee agency, the Foundation will serve North 
Carolina Baptists by enabling them to enjoy Christian stewardship in its fullest 
sense - even after death. 

CHRISTIAN ACTION LEAGUE 

The Christian Action League is grateful to God for the opportunities that He 
has provided in the past year to have a BOLD witness concerning current moral 
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I. PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON DRUNK DRIVING: The League was in- 
volved in the initial request to President Ronald Reagan concerning the naming 
of a Presidential Commission to study ways to reduce the needless slaughter of 
26,000 people annually upon our highways due to drinking drivers. He re- 
sponded to this request and named 26 prominent Americans who will look at 
the Drinking and Driving problem on a national basis and will make recommenda- 
tions to the states in ways to deal with this carnage. 

II. GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE ON DRUNKEN DRIVERS: When the idea of a 
Presidential Commission on Drunk Drivers became certain, the League called 
upon Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. to name a North Carolina Task Force on 
Drunken Drivers in order to study this growing problem from our state's per- 
spective and explore ways to remove that irresponsible element from our high- 
ways who insist on drinking and driving. The Governor accepted this recom- 
mendation and named a panel of outstanding citizens to conduct public hearings 
throughout our state and seek solutions to this growing problem. 

The League promoted attendance at these hearings and enlisted speakers 
who made pertinent recommendations or shared personal tragedies due to 
drinking drivers. 

The Task Force will submit its recommendations to the governor. These will 
be compiled into the Governor's Crime Commission's legislative program for the 
1 983 session of the General Assembly. 

III. STATEWIDE CONFERENCE ON OBSCENITY: This historic event was held 
in Greensboro on March 30, 1982, when foremost national authorities were 
brought to our state to explore ways that we can rid North Carolina of the repu- 
tation of being the nation's "smut" capital. Due to the loop-holes that now exist 
in our obscenity laws, our state has more X-rated theaters and "adult" book 
stores (sex shops) per capita than any other state. 

As a result of this highly successful conference, six regional conferences on 
Obscenity and Decency will be held in Asheville, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, 
Raleigh, Greenville, and Wilmington between September 1 5 and October 1 5, 
1982. Specific information on these conferences can be obtained from the 
League's publication, Tomorrow. If you are not receiving it, a one-year compli- 
mentary subscription can be obtained by writing: Christian Action League, P.O. 
Box 2 126, Raleigh, North Carolina 27602. 

IV. SUCCESSFUL REFERENDUMS: The League rejoices in several significant 
victories during the past year. Pro-liquor-beer-wine forces were defeated in 1 3 
campaigns. 

Through the North Carolina Mission Offering, the League will receive 
$22,000.00 this year which is 1 9 percent of our budget. The remainder of our 
operating expenses comes from churches that have us in their budgets or 
through personal contributions. Without your continued support, we will not be 
able to remain on the cutting edge of moral and ethical issues that confront us. 

May we always remember: "All that is necessary for evil to flourish is for 
good people to do nothing." 

Thomas M. Freeman, President 
Christian Action League of North Carolina 

YOUTH 

On March 20, 1 982, the New Beginning Singers from Mars Hill College pre- 
sented a concert of sacred music to the youth of Yancey County. Four churches 
were repesented with a total of 60 present at the First Baptist Church in Burns- 
ville to hear the concert. Also, the group performed skits and led the group in fel- 
lowship and devotions. Many of the youth and adults present were moved to 



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new commitments. With the success of this concert comes a hope for many 
more as well in Yancey County. 



Tim Babb 

BUILDING FUND 

The vision for an adequate associational building is still very much alive. For 
the first time one church has included the Associational Building Fund in its 
budget. Memorial gifts have also been given for the first time this year. The 
amount in the building fund, June 30, 1 982 was $ 5,880.79. 

The great need is still a building site. Suggestions are appreciated. A site 
donation would really get this project on the ground. 

This building will be a blessing for every church as a whole as well as every in- 
dividual who avails themselves of the materials and services provided by the 
assocation. 

It is to be an investment in the future of ail our churches and individual people 
for several generations to come. As always, a better informed people are more 
able to serve in their calling. 

Nat Howell 



BUILDING FUND TREASURER'S REPORT 



West Burnsville Men 
Mt. Pleasant 
Louise Eckstorm 
Mrs. Brooks Boone 
Mr. & Mrs. Lester Wing 
Ray Strickland 
Tensie Bailey 
Lester Murphey 



$ 60.00 First Baptist Current Mission 

300.00 Group 10.00 

150.00 MEMORIALS: 

100.00 Mrs. Viola Thompson 85.00 

120.00 Interest for 1982 269.69 

50.00 TOTAL $1,415.46 

90.00 Balance from last year 4 ,465.33 

80.77 GRAND TOTAL $5,880.79 



Wanda Robertson, Treasurer 



RECEIPTS 



July 1, 1981 - June 30, 1982 



Received from churches 

Bolen's Creek 
Brown's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Cane River 
Laurel Branch 
Mt. Pleasant 
Pleasant Gap 
Pleasant Grove 



budget: 

$ 1,771.78 
498.12 
3,600.00 
265.24 
256.82 
1,200.00 
1,1 10.74 
50.00 



Shoal Creek 
South Estatoe 
West Burnsville 
Young's Chapel 
Jack's Creek Bapt. Women 



South Estatoe Annuity 



400.00 
240.00 
210.00 
100.00 
20.00 
$13,722.70 
240.00 
$13,962.70 



Received from churches for printing Annuals - July, 1 981 

Bank's Creek 6.00 Laurel Branch 

Bee Log 9.00 Mt. Mitchell 

Blue Rock 5.00 Mt. Pleasant 

Bolen's Creek 50.00 Pleasant Gap 



25.00 
25.00 
75.00 
25.00 



Brown's Creek 30.00 

Burnsville, First 60.00 

Byrd's Chapel 6.00 

Cane River 25.00 

Crabtree 15.00 

Fairview 25.00 

Hall's Chapel 15.00 

Ivy Gap 15.00 



Pleasant Grove 10.00 

Price's Creek 15.00 

Riverside 30.00 

Shoal Creek 30.00 

South Estatoe 25.00 

West Burnsville 75.00 

Windom 1 5.00 

Young's Chapel 25.00 



$636.00 



EXPENDITURES 

July 1, 1981 - June 30, 1982 



PROMOTION 

Sunday School 

Church Training 

Other 

SALARIES 

Director of Missions 

Secretary 

Clerk 

Treasurer 

OPERATING EXPENSE 

Office Rent 

Telephone 

Electricity 

Fuel 

Office Equipment 
Duplicator 
Tract Rack 
Desk 

Video Tape Player 
Car Allowance - Supplies 
Travel 

Office Supplies 
Insurance 
Retirement 
MISCELLANEOUS 
Programs/Annual Meeting 
Room/Breakfast 
Speakers - Annual Meeting 

Honorarium/McGee 

Honorarium/Freezer 
Printing Annuals 
Christmas Gift 

(Director) 
Checkbook 



100.00 



550.00 
41.41 
332.80 
1,245.00 

4^000.00 
800.00 



65.52 
63.18 

60.00 
40.00 
478.49 
200.00 



4.91 



Total Budget Expenditures 
Unpaid Retirement Balance (80-81 
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 



140.61 
89.70 
256.24 

5,500.44 
930.39 
100.00 
100.00 

480.00 
396.07 
95.42 
653.80 
2,170.13 



4,800.00 



290.15 
1,283.34 



$ 486.55 



6,630.83 



10,168.91 



912.10 
$18,198.39 
1 ,427.74 
$19,626.13 



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PROPOSED BUDGET 1 982-83 



PROMOTION EXPENSE 
Sunday School 
Church Training 
Brotherhood 

Woman's Missionary Union 
Music 
Youth 
Other 
TOTAL 

SALARIES 



Director of Missions 
Office Secretary 
Treasurer 
Clerk 
TOTAL 

OPERATING EXPENSE 
Telephone 
Office Rent 
Office Supplies 
Office Equipment 
Fuel/Electricity/ 
Car Allowance (Director) 
Convention/Conference Expense 
Insurance/Retirement 
TOTAL 

MISCELLANEOUS 



200.00 
100.00 
100.00 
100.00 
100.00 
100.00 
100.0O 



5,500.00 
1,567.80 
100.00 
100.00 



450.00 
480.00 
800.00 

1,000.00 
900.00 

4,000.00 
600.00 

1,795.80 

1,100.00 



$ 800.00 



7,267.80 



TOTAL 



10,125.80 
1,100.00 
$19,293.60 



Recommended by Budget Committee 



HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING YEAR 

BOLEN'S CREEK: Ordination for deacon, Roger Shepherd. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST: Celebrated one hundredth anniversary on October 25. 
CRABTREE: August 30, 1 981 - Dedication service for windows and air condi- 
tioning. October 11, 1981 held ordination service for Jackie Lee Silver. 
FAIRVIEW: Built new parsonage. 

MT. PLEASANT: Added fire escape and storm door to same. 
PRICE'S CREEK: Installed ramp for handicapped; electric heat installed; steps 
and entry carpeted. 

WEST BURNSVILLE: A classroom annex has been added to the church. A dedi- 
cation of the same was held. 




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The 1982 Annual 
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Brown's Creek 
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Hall's Chapel 
Ivy Gap 
Laurel Branch 
Mt. Mitchell 
Mt. Pleasant 
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Jack's Creek 

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Mt. Mitchell 


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INFORMATION 

Yancey 


CHURCHES 


Bank's Chapel 
Bee Log 
Blue Rock 
Bolen's Creek 
Brown's Creek 
Burnsville, First 
Byrd's Chapel 
Cane River 


Crabtree 
Fairview 
Hall's Chapel 
Ivy Gap 
Laurel Branch 
Mt. Mitchell 
Mt. Pleasant 
Pleasant Gap 


Pleasant Grove 
Price's Creek 

Riverside 
Shoal Creek 
South Estatoe 
West Burnsville 
Windom 

Young's Chapel 


TOTALS 



Now 



CONSTITUTION 
OF THE YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA 
REVISED AUGUST 1978 

PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent guidance 
and control of its activities, this body does adopt the following as its con- 
stitution, subject to amendment: 

Article I 
NAME 

The name of this organization shall be The Yancey Baptist Association. 

Article II 
PURPOSE 

The objectives of this Association shall be to counsel together for the 
enlargement and strengthening of God's Kingdom of unity and growth among 
the Churches composing it; and by cooperating with the State Baptist Conven- 
tion and the Southern Baptist Convention in a program of WORLD MISSIONS. 

Article III 
AUTHORITY 

While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Association does not 
claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any Baptist Church. 

Article IV 
MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1 . The membership of this Association shall be composed of Pastors 
and Member Churches, ordained Ministers with membership in the Member 
Churches and elected Messengers and or alternates from the Member churches 
of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 2. The Association shall be composed of cooperating Baptist Chur- 
ches in the area of the Association. A cooperating Church shall be one \bat 
supports any object of the Southern or State Baptist Convention and which is in 
friendly cooperation with these conventions and sympathetic with their purpose 
and work. 

Section 3. If any Church in the Association fails to file an associational letter 
for two consecutive years it will lose its affiliation. 

Section 4. The churches shall be represented by messengers from affiliated 
Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Messengers for every fifty 
members and for each additional fifty, or the fractional part thereof; provided 
each Church is entitled to two Messengers and provided further that all Pastors 
shall have seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership as set forth 
in this article. 

Section 5. Only the Messengers, or the Alternates selected by each Church, 
and the Pastor as herein set forth, and who are actually present shall have a 
right to vote; in other words, the full vote of any Church may be cast only if 
there is present a full number of Messengers or Alternates. The method of 
determining those who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names 
of the persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the respec- 
tive Churches. 



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Article V 
MEETING TIME 

Section 1 . The Association shall convene annually on the first Tuesday after- 
noon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday in August. 

Section 2. The Association shall meet with two different churches named by 
the Association. The Tuesday afternoon session and the fellowship hour with an 
evening meal followed by the second session will be with the first Church. 
Wednesday sessions and fellowship hour will convene with another church. 

Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the Moderator or Executive 
Committee provided two weeks notice is given to the members of the Chur- 
ches. The purpose for which the meeting is called must be stated. 

Article VI 
OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Association shall have the following officers: The Moderator, Associate 
Moderator and Clerk shall be nominated from the floor and shall be elected by a 
majority vote at each annual meeting. Other officers shall be nominated by the 
nominating committee and shall be elected by a majority vote at each annual 
meeting. All officers and leaders shall be active members in their local churches. 

Section 1 . The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the Associ- 
ation and appoint committees as are required by the Constitution and give 
general supervision and support of all Associational Activities. 

Section 2. The Associate Moderator, who shall preside in the absence of the 
Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to do so. 

Section 3. The Clerk, who shall keep a fair record of the proceedings, shall 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Associational Annuals within a 
reasonable time following the meeting of the Association and shall keep and 
preserve all Associational Records in the Associational Office. 

Section 4. The Treasurer, who shall receive all monies of the Association. 
And shall make disbursements in accordance with the budget, or for the pur- 
pose for which the funds were contributed, or on request of the Budget Com- 
mittee. The Treasurer shall keep a record of offerings and disbursements and 
report same to the Association. A copy of such report shall be in the Associ- 
ational Office. Upon request of the Executive Committee of the Association the 
Associational Financial records may be audited. 

Section 5. Minister of Music, who will plan and direct the music for the annual 
meeting and promote needed activities to encourage and improve the Music 
Ministry in local churches. 

Section 6. The Historian, who shall collect and preserve records of the history 
of the Association. 

Section 7. The Director of Sunday Schools, who shall promote and encourage 
the building of better Sunday Schools in our Association by planning for and 
conducting an Association wide Sunday School meeting each quarter or as 
needed. 

Section 8. The Vacation Bible School Director, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by Member Churches thereby 
causing increased study of the Bible. 

Section 9. The Director of Church Ministries and Training, who shall promote 
and encourage the Church Training Program in all the Churches of the Associ- 
ation by planning for and conducting an Associational Wide Church Training 
Meeting each quarter or as needed. 



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Section 1 0. The Director of Women's Missionary Union, who shall direct and 
promote the work of the W.M.U. in Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 1 . The Director of Brotherhood, who shall direct and promote the 
work among men and boys in the Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 2. The Director of Media Services, who shall promote and supervise 
Media Services in the local churches and in the Associational Office. 

Section 1 3. The Director of Youth Ministries, who shall along with the Asso- 
ciation Youth Ministries Committee, plan, promote, and supervise a balanced 
ministry to the Youth (7th through 1 2th grades) of Yancey County. 

The Directors and the Historian will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 1 2. 

Article VII 
CHAIRMEN AND THEIR DUTIES 
The Chairmen shall be nominated by the Nominating Committee and shall be 
elected by a majority vote at each annual meeting. 

Section 1 . The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage study, fellowship and activity among the Deacons of the various Chur- 
ches of the Association and to promote a better understanding of the duties of 
such deacons. 

Section 2. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of the 
Pastor's Conference. Membership shall be composed of Pastors and other or- 
dained ministers of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 3. The Children's Homes Chairman, whose duty it shall be to work for 
increased interest in the Children's Homes and the furnishing of aid thereto. 

Section 4. The Baptist Publication Chairman, whose duty it shall be to stress 
the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive use. 

Section 5. The Higher Christian Education Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance and value of Christian Education and the necessity of for- 
stering the various schools now being supported by Southern Baptist. 

Section 6. The Hospital Chairman, whose duty it is to work with the Member 
Churches of the Association and our Baptist State Hospital. 

Section 7. The Chairman of the Homes of Aging, whose duty it shall be to in- 
form the Churches about this phase of work and encourage them to support the 
same. 

Section 8. The Mission Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote MIS- 
SION PRAYING, GIVING, WITNESSING and HELPING throughout our Associ- 
ation by working through the organizations. 

Section 9. The American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
furnish information about the work of the Society and encourage a once-a-year 
gift from all Churches. 

Section 10. The Evangelism Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote a 
constructive program of evangelism. He shall promote an Association wide 
evangelistic conference annually. 

Section 1 1 . The Christian Life Chairman, whose duty it shall be to arouse the 
people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) 
store in the town or county and to render any assistance to law enforcement of- 
ficers that might be needed in enforcing laws now on books, and work for the 
promotion of civic righteousness and social uplift. 



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Section 1 2. The Budget Planning Chairman whose duty it shall be, with the 
help of the committee, to prepare a budget, present the same during one of the 
sessions of the Annual Meeting and encourage churches to subscribe to the 
budget. 

The above named chairman will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 1 2. 

Article VIII 
COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES - 

Section 1 . The Associational Moderator shall appoint a nominating committee 
to nominate the auxilliary officers of the Association and to make recommen- 
dations at the annual session of the Association. Providing that the Women's 
Missionary Union, the Sunday School, the Brotherhood and Church Training 
Associational organizations shall recommend a member of their organization for 
membership on the nominating committee. 

Section 2. An Executive Committee shall be elected at each Annual Meeting 
to be composed of a chairman, nominated by the Nominating Committee, two 
pastors and two laymen at large, nominated by the Moderator. In this commit- 
tee there shall be a member from each of the affiliated churches, to be desig- 
nated by the church he or she represents. This committee shall meet at least 
semi-annually. The Moderator, Clerk, Director of Missions, Sunday School 
Director, Church Training Director, Woman's Missionary Union Director, 
Brotherhood Director and Music Director shall be members ex-officio. 

Section 3. The Budget Committee, The Evangelism Committee, The Steward- 
ship Committee, and The Missions Committee shall be composed of not less 
than seven members. These members shall be appointed by the Moderator. 
Each committee shall be composed of two pastors and five laypersons of which 
two shall be women. 

Section 4. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a Resolutions 
Committee, and Ordination Committee and a Committee for Reception of New 
Churches. Each Committee to be composed of three members and appointed by 
the Moderator. 

Section 5. There shall be a Youth Ministries Committee, composed of not less 
than seven members. The members shall be nominated by the Nominating 
Committee and elected by the Association during its annual session. This com- 
mittee shall have at least two young people as members. The Associational 
Directors of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Church Ministries, WMU 
and Brotherhood shall be ex-officio members. This committee shall plan, 
promote, and supervise a balanced ministry to the Youth (7th through 12th 
grades) of Yancey County. 

Section 6. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from July 1 , to June 30, 
and that the Church Clerks get their Church Letters to the Associational Clerk by 
July 12. 

Article IX 

This constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a vote of two- 
thirds of its Messengers or Alternates present, provided notice is given the first 
day and voted on the second day of the same annual session. 



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8- a 1 



Annual 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

North Carolina 



IN ITS ONE HUNDRED FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1983 

held with 

PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day - August 2 

MOUNT MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 3 



Next Session Will Be Held With 
SHOAL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day - August 7, 1984 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 8, 1984 



Annual 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

North Carolina 



IN ITS ONE HUNDRED FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1983 

held with 

PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day - August 2 

MOUNT MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 3 



Next Session Will Be Held With 
SHOAL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day - August 7, 1984 

CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 8, 1984 



Table of Contents 



DIRECTORIES: 

Associational Officers 1 

Representatives ' 1 

Chairmen 2 

Committees 

Budget 2 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program 2 

Missions 2 

Evangelism 3 

Christian Life 3 

Youth 3 

Building Fund 3 

Sunday School 3 

Church Training 3-4 

Woman's Missionary Union 4 

Members of Churches Serving on Executive Board 

Church Directory 5 

Pastors 5 

Sunday School Directors 6 

Church Training Directors 6 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 7 

Brotherhood Directors 7 

Church Clerks 7-8 

Church Treasurer 8 

Music Directors 8-9 

Directors of Library Services 10 

Deacons 10 

Messengers to Association 11 

Ministers Licensed This Year 11 

Ministers Ordained This Year 12 

Other Ministers, not pastors 12 

Our Beloved Dead 12 

Calendar 13-14 

Proceedings 15-19 

REPORTS: 

Hospitality 20 

Sunday School 20 

Vacation Bible School 20-21 

Church Training 21 

Woman's Missionary Union 22 

Brotherhood 22 

Music 23 

Deacon Fellowship 23 



Senior Adult 23-24 

Evangelism 24 

Stewardship 25-26 

Cooperative Program 26 

Foreign Missions 27-28 

Home Missions 28-29 

State Missions 29 

Associational Missions 30 

Baptist Children's Homes 30 & 33 

Baptist Homes 33-34 

Baptist Hospital 34-35 

Publications 35-37 

Christian Higher Education 37 

Seminary Extension 37-38 

Christian Life 38 

Christian Action 38-39 

The American Bible Society 39-41 

Annuity Board 41 

Baptist Foundation 42 

US-2 Missionary 42-43 

Budget 43 

Expenditures 44 

Building Fund 45-46 

Proposed Budget 47 

Associational Clerk 47 

Moderator's Report 47 

Director of Missions Report 49 

Historian - "Forward Through the Ages" 50-51 

Historical Events of Interest 51 

Historical Table 52 

Statistical Tables 54-60 

Constitution 61-65 



Associational Officers 



Yancey Baptist Association 
1983 - 1984 

Director of Missions Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Box 53, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Moderator Richard Muri 

Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Associate Moderator Harold Bennett, Jr. 

142 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Lavonne Murdock 

215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Treasurer Edgar Hunter 

13 Robertson St., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Music Director Michael Watson 

P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Sunday School Director Harold Bennett, Jr. 

142 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Vacation Bible School Director Lavonne Murdock 

215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Woman's Missionary Union Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5 Box 497, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brotherhood Director Tommy Pittman 

219 Ferguson Hill Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Royal Ambassador Director Dan Anglin 

Rt. 2 Box 695, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Director of Library Services Mrs. Marilyn Young 

Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Senior Adult Coordinator Mrs. Jess Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Historian Harold Lusk 

P.O. Box 907, Burnsville, NC 28714 

REPRESENTATIVES 

Children's Homes Cecil Huskins 

Rt. 5 Box 56, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson- 

Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 28714 

Baptist Homes Jack Mcintosh 

Rt. 3 Box 346, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Publications Mrs. Jeanette VanPatten 

Mountain Village Apts., Main St., Burnsville, NC 28714 

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Christian Higher Education Mrs. Locke Ramsey 

Rt. 4 Box 304, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Seminary Extension Jim Buckner 

Box 337, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Annuity Marvin Greenway 

Rt. 5 Box 818, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Communications Dennis Helms 

Rt. 6 Box 142, Burnsville, NC 28714 
American Bible Society Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6 Box 848, Burnsville, NC 28714 



CHAIRMEN 



Budget Committee Everett Crout 

Box 152, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program Committee Harold Anglin 

Box 275, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Missions Committee John Powers 

Rt. 5 Box 945, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Evangelism Committee Gene Gardner 

Rt. 1 Box 404-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Christian Life Committee David Whitson 

Rt. 1 Box 75, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Youth Committee Mrs. Bill Anglin 

Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 4 Box 14, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Building Fund Committee Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3 Box 532, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Nominating Committee W.O. Riddle 

3 Rocky Springs Hts., Burnsville, NC 28714 



BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Everett Crout, Chairman; Ray Strickland, Horace McLeroy, Mrs. Don 
Young, Miss Lola Hensley, Mrs. Bill Anglin, Burl Maney, Ben Riddle. 

STEWARDSHIP-COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 
COMMITTEE 

Harold Anglin, Chairman; Tom Sawyer, John Huntley, Miss Barbara 
Smith, Mrs. Doyle Dale, Roy Dulaney, Neil McCurry, Earl Tipton, Mrs, 
Farrell Miller. 

MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

John Powers, Chairman; Gerold Young, Charles Willis, Robert Melvin, Mrs. 
Joseph Godwin, Mrs. A.J. Thomas, Ralph Shepherd, Ronnie Mcintosh, 
Harold Harris. 



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EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 



Gene Gardner, Chairman; Dennis Helms, G.E. Freeman, Mrs. Clyde Mcin- 
tosh, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Carl Grindstaff, Mrs. Ronald McMahan, 
Burl Austin. 



CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMITTEE 

David Whitson, Chairman; Joseph Godwin, Sherrill Whitson, Mrs. Bob 
Webb, Locke Ramsey, Mrs. Jimmy Gouge, Mrs. Stanley Shuford, Jr., Billy 
Buchanan. 



YOUTH COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Bill Anglin, Chairman; Mrs. Lavonne Murdock, Mrs. David Griffith, 
Mrs. Jim Buckner, Scott Muri, Beth Murphey. 

BUILDING FUND COMMITTEE 

Miss Wanda Robertson, Chairman; Nat Howell, Mrs. Brooks Boone, Troy 
Ray, Ralph Griffith, Harold Bennett, Jr., Lawrence Glenn. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

W.O. Riddle, Chairman; Niles Howell, Mrs. Bill G. Bailey, Mrs. Enzy Let- 
terman, Mrs. Jess Styles, Cecil Huskins, Ken Mashburn. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 



Secretary Mrs. Lawrence Glenn 

Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 28714 

Teacher Improvement Director Edgar Hunter 

13 Robertson St., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Outreach Director Ben Riddle 

Rt. 6 Box 284, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Adult Director Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3 Box 352, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Youth Director Mrs. David Whitson 

Rt. 1 Box 75, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Children's Director Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Box 325, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess R. Styles 

Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 



CHURCH TRAINING OFFICERS 

Secretary Mrs. Herman Mason 

20 Swiss Av., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Director New Member Training Lester Murphey 

Rt. 3 Box 162- A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

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Director Church Leader Training Lester Wing 

Rt. 5 Box 222, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Director Church Member Training Troy Ray 

Rt. 5 Box 98, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Adult Leader . Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3 Box 532, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Youth Leader Mrs. Billy McCurry 

Rt. 1 Box 136, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Children's Leader Mrs. Rick Bacon 

Rt. 6 Box 233, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Preschool Leader Mrs. Earl Thomas 

1016 Mountain View Dr., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Chorister Tommy Pittman 

219 Ferguson Hill, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Pianist Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3 Box 352, Burnsville, NC 28714 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Associate Director Mrs. Lawrence Glenn 

Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 28714 

Enlistment and Enlargement Director Mrs. Bruce Bailey 

Rt. 1 Box 187, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Secretary /Treasurer Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6 Box 234, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pianist Mrs. Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 2 Box 228, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Baptist Women Director Mrs. Roy Dulaney 

575 Old 19-E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Baptist Young Women Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1 Box 232, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Mike Higgins 

Rt. 7 Box 127, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Girls in Action Director Mrs. Everett Crout 

Box 152, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mission Friends Director Mrs. Henry Griffin 

Box 71, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Jerry Holcombe 

Box 325, Burnsvlle, NC 28714 

Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3 Box 370, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mission Action Chairman Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

Box 325, Burnsville, NC 28714 



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MEMBERS OF CHURCHES SERVING AS 
REPRESENTATIVES ON EXECUTIVE BOARD 

BANK'S CREEK: Not listed on letter. 
BEE LOG: Not listed on letter. 
BLUE ROCK: Not listed on letter. 

BOLEN'S CREEK: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6 Box 218, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

BROWN'S CREEK: Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST: Miss Sara Hensley, Burnsville, NC 28714 
BYRD'S CHAPEL: Not listed on letter. 
CANE RIVER: Not listed on letter. 
CRABTREE: Not listed on letter. 

FAIRVIEW: Mrs. Viola Shuford, Rt. 5 Box 838, Burnsville, NC 28714 
HALL'S CHAPEL: Not listed on letter. 
LAUREL BRANCH: Not listed on letter. 
MT. MITCHELL: Benny Robinson, Micaville, NC 28714 
MOUNT PLEASANT: Mr. Douglas Angel, Rt. 3 Box 163, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Rev. Lester Murphey, Rt. 3 Box 162-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 
PLEASANT GAP: Not listed on letter. 

PLEASANT GROVE: Mr. Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 

28740 

PRICE'S CREEK: Not listed on letter. 
RIVERSIDE: Not listed on letter. 

SHOAL CREEK: Rev. Kenneth Mashburn, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mr. Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 
SOUTH ESTATOE: Not listed on letter. 

WEST BURNSVILLE: Harold Lusk, P.O. Box 907, Burnsville, NC 28714 
WINDOM: Not listed on letter. 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL: Not listed on letter. 

LIST OF PASTORS 



Bank's Creek Sherril Whitson, Rt. 1 Box 337-A, Bakersville, NC 28705 

Bee Log None 

Blue Rock Tull Oaks, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolen's Creek Dennis Helms, Rt. 6 Box 242, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Richard L. Muri, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Roger Hilemon, Georges Fork Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Robert Melvin, Box 417, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

Crabtree John J. Huntley, Rt. 2 Box 126, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Marvin Greenway, Rt. 5 Box 818, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Gerold Young, Rt. 2 Box 592, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

Ivy Gap Has withdrawn from association 

Laurel Branch Ray Strickland, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Charles Willis, Rt. 5 Box 711, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Lester Murphey, Rt. 3 Box 162-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

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Pleasant Gap Joseph Godwin, P.O. Box 517, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

Pleasant Grove Lawrence Glenn, Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

Price's Creek Shelby Beaver, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside None 

Shoal Creek Kenneth Mashburn, P.O. Box 964, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe G.E. Freeman, Rt. 4 Box 446, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Harold Bennett, Jr., 142 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Windom None 

Young's Chapel W. Thomas Sawyer, P.O. Box 541, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Ronnie McMahan, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edward, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Lawrence Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolen's Creek Ben Riddle, Rt. 6 Box 284, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Johnathan Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Edgar Hunter, Jr., 13 Robertson St., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Byrd's Chapel Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 4 Box 14, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 122, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview J.C. Robinson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, 1811 Hall's Chapel Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Ivy Gap Has withdrawn from association 

Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, Sr., Box 145, Indian Trail, Burnsville, 

NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Jack Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3 Box 346, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Herb Dahlin, Rt. 2 Box 48, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2 Box 39, Green Mountain, NC 

28740 

Price's Creek Maurice Blankenship, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Archie Ballew, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Donald Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville . . Ronald Mcintosh, Rt. 1 Box 244-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Keith Presnell, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Boyd Howell, Rt. 2 Box 396, Burnsville, NC 28714 

CHURCH TRAINING DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Not listed on letter 

Brown's Creek Robert Wilson, Rt. 5 Box 988, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Virginia York, Rt. 3 Box 260, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Lester H. Wing, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Jerry Holcombe, P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, NC 28714 



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BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 



Bolen's Creek Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6 Box 218, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Jerry Holcombe, P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, NC 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Sam Evans, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Robert Wilson, Rt. 5 Box 988, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Trena Fox, P.O. Box 186, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Lester Murphey, Rt. 3 Box 162-A, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Pleasant Gap Ms. Lavonne Murdock, 215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 

28777 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Jay Black, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Opal Mc Dougald, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Jerry Holcombe, P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4 Box 304, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Ted Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Niles Howell, Rt. 6 Box 231, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd Sparks, 2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Ann Francis, 202 Laurel St., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Farrell Miller, Rt. 1 Box 330, Green Mountain, NC 

28740 

Cane River Mrs. Avis Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 182, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Margaret McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 122, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Stanley Shuford, Jr., Rt. 5 Box 838, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Mrs. Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2 Box 198, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Myril Wilson, Rt. 5 Box 636, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3 Box 404, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Doyle Dale, Box 332, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Grove .... Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 2 Box 39, Green Mountain, NC 

28740 

Price's Creek Mrs. Louise Arrowood, Rt. 3 Box 636, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Riverside Lisa H. Wyatt, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Martha Autrey, P.O. Box 62, Micaville, NC 28755 

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West Burnsville B.T. Howell, 502 Woodlawn Av., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Windom Mrs. Wanda Berry, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2 Box 294-A, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

CHURCH TREASURERS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6 Box 218, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Brown's Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Harold Anglin, P.O. Box 275, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Hazel Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Walter Edwards, Rt. 1 Box 401, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Neil McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 116, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Ruth Hollifield, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Robert Gouge, 1840 Hall's Chapel Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Harold Bennett, Sr., Box 145, Indian Trail, 

Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Cecil Huskins, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Lola Anne Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, 3 Rocky Spring Hts., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Grove A.J. Thomas, Rt. 2 Box 53, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Price's Creek Mrs. Camilee Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna T. Mcintosh, Rt. 1 Box 275, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Shoal Creek Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn S. Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

West Burnsville Heburn Layell, 155 Shady Oaks Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Windom Ted Berry, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Lynda Howell, Rt. 2 Box 396, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Not listed on letter 

Blue Rock David Thompson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolen's Creek William Riddle, 3 Rocky Spring Hts., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Brown's Creek John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Michael R. Watson, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

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Byrd's Chapel Bernice Miller, Rt. 1 Box 330, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Miss Lori Barnes, Rt. 6 Box 188, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Neil McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 116, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Billy Huskins, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Jimmy McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Danny Willis, 625 Veteran Dr., Marion, NC 28752 

Mt. Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Herb Dahlin, Rt. 2 Box 48, Green Mountain, NC 

28740 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Elizabeth Randolph, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 

28740 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3 Box 666, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Dena Hensley, P.O. Box 422, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Max Fox, Rt. 1 Box 232, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Earl Tipton, Saw Mill Hollow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2 Box 404, Burnsville, NC 28714 

ORGANIST 

(Or Pianist if no Organist) 

Bank's Creek . . . . Mrs. Albert Woodby, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log . Not listed on letter. 

Blue Rock Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolen's Creek Miss Belinda Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Linda Denney, P.O. Box 637, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mary F. Turner, Rt. 4 Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1 Box 401-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Larry Mcintosh, Rt. 2 Box 122, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Mrs. Robert Gouge, 1840 Hall's Chapel Rd., Burnsville, 

NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Billy B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Jessie Willis, Rt. 5 Box 711, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3 Box 352, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Ms. Lavonne Murdock, 215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 

28714 

Price's Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3 Box 666, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna T. Mcintosh, Rt. 1 Box 275, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Johnny Hughes, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

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West Burnsville Mrs. Mike Higgins, Rt. 7 Box 127, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Windom Mrs. Jo Ann Tipton, Saw Mill Hollow Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Young's Chapel Miss Pamela Buchanan, Rt. 2 Box 294-A, Burnsville, 

NC 28714 

DIRECTORS OF LIBRARY SERVICES 

Bolen's Creek Mrs. Dennis Helms, Rt. 6 Box 242, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Jessie Willis, Rt. 5 Box 711, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Lola Anne Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Riverside Linda Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Barbara Freeman, Rt. 4 Box 446, Burnsville, NC ; 

28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Phillip McCurry 

CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Jimmy Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolen's Creek Harold Harris, Rt. 6 Box 232, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd Sparks, 2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Edgar Hunter, Jr., 13 Robertson, St., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Byrd's Chapel Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Bill Ball, Rt. 1 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Wallace Boone, Rt. 2 Box 184, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff , 181 1 Hall's Chapel Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Laurel Branch Theo Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3 Box 346, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2 Box 39, Green Mountain, NC 

28714 

Price's Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Donald Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Ray Higgins, 13 Swiss Av., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Saw Mill Hollow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Vern Cook, Rt. 2 Box 444, Burnsville, NC 28714 



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MESSENGERS TO THE ASSOCIATION 



BANK'S CREEK: None 
BEE LOG: None 
BLUE ROCK: None 

BOLEN'S CREEK: Mrs. Lena Harris, Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Mrs. Bernice 

Robinson, Miss Tensie Bailey, Mrs. Rick Bacon, Mrs. Dennis Helms. 
BROWN'S CREEK: Mrs. Henry Silver, Mrs. Rosa McMahan, Rev. and 

Mrs. H.G. McLeroy, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Ray. 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST: Mrs. Bill Anglin, Mrs. Jack Laws, Mrs. Joe Den- 

ney, Miss Helen Peterson, Mr. Grady Bailey, Miss Sara Hensley, Mr. 

Dick Bailey, Mr. Michael Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Tate, Mr. and 

Mrs. Earl Harris. 
BYRD'S CHAPEL: None 

CANE RIVER: Mrs. Avis Hensley, Mrs. Walter Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. 

Burl Maney, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ball. 
CRABTREE: Rev. and Mrs. John Huntley, Bea Thomas, Bernice McCurry, 

Wesley McCurry. 

FAIRVIEW: Charles Bartlett, Essie Bartlett, Ruth Hollifield, Judy Green- 
way, Lois Loftis, Viola Shuford, Dewey Huskins, Bonnie Huskins. 

HALL'S CHAPEL: Mr. Carl Grindstaff, Mr. Edward Grindstaff, Rev. 
Gerold Young. 

LAUREL BRANCH: Mrs. David Griffith, Mrs. Fred Capps, Mrs. Martha 
Riddle. 

MT. MITCHELL: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Huskins, Mrs. Dorothy Ray, Mrs. 
Jessie Willis, Diane Blevins, Betty Murphy, Maude Murphy, Dollie 
Wilson. 

MT. PLEASANT: Mr. Woodrow Chandler, Mr. Jack Mcintosh, Mr. Ker- 
mit Pate, Miss Madge Carter, Miss Wanda Robertson, Miss Virginia York, 
Miss Lola Anne Hensley. 

PLEASANT GAP: Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Godwin, Mr. Bill Riddle, Mrs. 
Betty Dahlin, Mr. Terrell Ray. 

PLEASANT GROVE: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lyle, Mr. and Mrs. Enzy Letter- 
man, Mr. Elmer Sparks, Mrs. Vah Johnson. 

PRICE'S CREEK: None 

RIVERSIDE: None 

SHOAL CREEK: Rev. Kenneth Mashburn, Mrs. Nina Young, Mrs. Julie 

Jones, Mrs. Mary Young, Mr. Lee Dulaney. 
SOUTH ESTATOE: Mrs. Margaret Freeman, Mrs. Barbara Freeman, Mrs. 

Opal McDougald, Mrs. Jeanette Van Patten, Mr. Lester H. Wing, Mrs. 

Martha Autrey, Mrs. Luiclle Shuford. 
WEST BURNSVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Pittman, Mrs. Jerry Hol- 

combe, Mrs. Ray Higgins, Mr. Harold Lusk, Mrs. Billy McCurry, Mrs. 

Harold Bennett, Jr. 
WINDOM: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Griffith. 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL: Mrs. Estella Young, Mr. Edd Howell, Mr. Vern Cook. 
MINISTERS LICENSED DURING THE YEAR 

None 
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MINISTERS ORDAINED DURING THE YEAR 



None 



OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Powers, John, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 (Brown's Creek) 
Ray, Ellis, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 (Price's Creek) 
Robinson, Arnold, P.O. Box 737, Micaville, NC (Mt. Mitchell) 



Our Beloved Dead 



BEE LOG 

Mr. Arcemus Hancy 
Mrs. Doshie Edwards 
Mr. John Wheeler 

BLUE ROCK 

Mr. Willie Honeycutt, deacon 
Mrs. Pearl Thomas 

BOLEN'S CREEK 
Mrs. Lucille Shade 

BROWN'S CREEK 
Mrs. Mary Smith 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
Mrs. Luther Ayers 
Mr. Ed Hutchins 

CANE RIVER 
Mr. Oval Smith 

CRABTREE 

Mrs. Martha Silver 
Mr. Carl Chrisawn 

FAIRVIEW 

Mr. Kelly Ballew 
Mrs. Mary Huskins 

LAUREL BRANCH 
Mr. David Clopton 
(1957-1983) 




MT. PLEASANT 
Mrs. Ruby Jamerson 
Mr. Bruce Tomberlin 
Miss Madge Ferguson 
Mr. Horace Shepherd 

PLEASANT GAP 
Mrs. Evangleen Wyatt 

PLEASANT GROVE 
Mr. Harris Sortny 
Mrs. Hassie Johnson 

SHOAL CREEK 
Mr. Albert Young 
Mr. Crawford Carroll 

SOUTH ESTATOE 
Mr. Arthur Robinson 
Mr. Stuart VanPatten 
Mrs. Juanita Keck 

WEST BURNSVILLE 
Earl Thomas 

Mrs. Henretta C. Freeman 
Mrs. Ruth Allen 
Mrs. Etta Peterson 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 
Mrs. Mary Sparks 
Mrs. Alma Green 




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Calendar 



OCTOBER Emphasis - State Missions 



1 


Associational Youth Night 


2- 9 


Week of Prayer for State Missions 


10 


Executive Committee Meeting 


29 


W.M.U. Executive Meeting 


30 


High Attendance Sunday 


31 


Committee Meetings 




Cooperative Program Emphasis: 5, 12, 19, 26 



NOVEMBER Emphasis - Budgets, Children's Homes 
6-13 Royal Ambassador Week in the Churches 
14-16 Baptist State Convention - Greensboro 

20 Day of Prayer for Children's Homes 

21 "M" Night 



DECEMBER Emphasis - Foreign Missions 
4-1 1 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions 
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 
8 Senior Adult Christmas Party, Western North Carolina Home 

JANUARY Emphasis - Bible Study, Make your Will Month 
1- 8 Bible Study 

8 Witness Commitment Day 

9 Executive Committee Meeting 
22 Baptist Men's Day 

30 Sunday School Meeting 

FEBRUARY Emphasis - Church Leadership, Baptist Homes 

8 Day of Prayer for Baptist Homes 

9 Senior Adult Valentine Party 

12- 18 Focus on W.M.U. 

Mission Study - Home Missions 
19 Baptist Seminaries, Colleges and Schools Day 
20-21 Mountain Pastors' Workshop, Ridgecrest 

MARCH Emphasis - Home Missions 
4-1 1 Week of Prayer for Home Missions 
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 

8 State Vacation Bible School Clinic 
16-17 W.M.U. Annual Meeting, Fayetteville 

22- 29 Youth Week 

30 Associational Youth Night 

APRIL Emphasis - Baptist Beliefs 
7 Tri-County Youth Meeting 

9 Executive Committee Meeting 
15 Cooperative Program Day 

13- 15 Acteens Queens Court, Ridgecrest 

23- 27 Baptist Doctrine Studies 

/ 



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MAY Emphasis - Associational Missions, Baptist Hospital 
7 Vacation Bible School Clinic 
13 Day of Prayer for Baptist Hospital 
14-16 Key Leadership, Ridgecrest 
14-20 Week of Prayer for Associational Missions 
Special Offering 

JUNE Emphasis - Bible Schools 

1 Area Church Training Tournaments 
12-14 Southern Baptist Convention, Kansas City, MO 

JULY Emphasis - Prayer, Personal Growth 

2- 6 Week of Christian Study and Fellowship, Mars Hill College 

9 Executive Committee Meeting 

20-21 Bivocational Ministers' Conference, Caraway Conference 

AUGUST Emphasis - Annual Meeting, Church Leadership 
7- 8 Annual Meeting 

9-1 1 Youth Evangelism Conference, Asheville 
31 Key Leadership Conference 

SEPTEMBER Emphasis - Church Program 
16-23 Week of Prayer for State Missions 
N.C. Missions Offering 




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Proceedings 

of the 

Yancey Baptist Association 

THEME: "Jesus Loves Us — This Love Constrains Us" 

SCRIPTURE: "We love Him because he first loved us." John 4:19 

"For the love of Christ constraineth us." II Corinthians 5:14. 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 2, 1983 
PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST CHURCH 

1 . The one hundred fifth annual session of the Yancey Baptist Association 
opened with a piano solo by Mrs. Lavonne Murdock on Tuesday afternoon 
August 2, 1983. The host church was Pleasant Gap. Lester Murphey, modera- 
tor, presided. 

2. Mrs. David Griffith led the opening hymn, "When I Survey the Won- 
drous Cross." Mrs. Lavonne Murdock was pianist for the afternoon and even- 
ing session. 

3. G.E. Freeman, pastor of South Estatoe Baptist Church, led in prayer. 

4. Dr. Joseph Godwin, pastor of the host church welcomed messengers and 
visitors. 

5. All pastors were requested to stand. A new pastor, Marvin Greenway, 
pastor at Fairview, was introduced. 

6. The program, as printed, was adopted as the agenda for the meeting. 

7. There was discussion concerning a change in the constitution involving 
Article VIII, Section 2, and Marvin Greenway requested an opportunity to 
present a substitute amendment. (See constitution in back of annual for 
changes.) The substitute amendment offered by Pastor Greenway will be 
voted on at the business session tomorrow (Wednesday morning's session). 

8. The following committees were appointed by the moderator. 

Place and Preacher: Harold Bennett, Jr., Mrs. Jeanette VanPatten, 

Miss Wanda Robertson, G.E. Freeman, Lawrence Glenn. 
Hospitality: Lester Wing, Mrs. Nina Young, Richard Muri. 

9. A hymn "There Is a Name I Love to Hear" was sung by the group. 

10. Mrs. Joseph Godwin presented the Bible study, "Jesus Loves Me, This I 
Know." Scripture used was from Romans 8. 

11. Luther Osment, Children's Home representative from the western area 
of the state, introduced Dr. Michael Blackwell, new president of North Caro- 
lina Baptist Children's Homes. 

12. Hugh Starnes, Director of Development of North Carolina Baptist 
Homes, shared information concerning this phase of work with the group. 

13. Calvin Knight, North Carolina Baptist Hospital, spoke. 

14. Miss Sue Fitzgerald, Mars Hill Resource Center, spoke briefly. 

15. Led by Mrs. David Griffith, the hymn, "Something for Thee" was 
sung. 

16. James Lambert, area missionary, was recognized to speak on the subject 
"Jesus Loves Me — This Love Constrains Baptists to be Missionary." 

17. The editor of The Biblical Recorder, Gene Puckett, spoke. His topic 
was "Jesus Loves Me — This Love Constrains Us to be Informed." 

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18. A roll call by Mrs. Jess Styles, clerk, revealed 16 churches represented 
with 91 messengers and 11 visitors present. 

19. The Pleasant Gap choir sang "Jesus Our Boundless Love to Thee." 

20. Frank Campbell, pastor of First Baptist Church Statesville, and cur- 
rently serving as president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, 
brought the closing message for the afternoon session. His subject was "Jesus 
Loves Us — His Love Constrains Baptists to Work Together." His scripture 
was taken from Acts 11:22-26. He listed three characteristics of a Christian 
lifestyle. (1) Christians should be agents of peace and reconciliation (2) simpli- 
city (3) purity. He described Christians as persons saying "no" when the rest 
of the world is saying "yes." 

21. Dr. Joseph Godwin gave instructions concerning supper. 

22. After quoting John 3:16 in unison, Harold Bennett, Jr. was asked to 
lead the blessing. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

23. The moderator made a request that churches that had not yet done so, 
send him the names of persons selected to serve on the Search Committee for a 
Director of Missions. 

24. Michael R. Watson, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, was rec- 
ognized, and presented a plaque to Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Director of 
Missions, who will retire December 31. Miss Hilliard has served in Yancey 
Baptist Association for 40 years. 

25. An instrumental duet was presented by Beth Murphey and Michael 
Griffith. 

26. Led by Tommy Pittman, a hymn "There Is a Name I Love to Hear" 
was sung. 

27. Beth Murphey, Michael Griffith, and Julie Vigil participated in a pre- 
sentation of "Jesus Loves Me" in sign language, directed by Miss Paula Wil- 
liamson, who serves as US-2 missionary for Avery, Yancey, and Mitchell asso- 
ciations. 

28. Dennis Helms, pastor of Bolen's Creek Church led in prayer. 

29. A devotional of choral reading and music, was presented by the youth 
of the association. They were directed by Mrs. Lavonne Murdock, Mrs. Bill 
Anglin, Mrs. Jim Buckner, and Mrs. David Griffith. To conclude this por- 
tion of the program, Heather Mcintosh, Ann Hunter, Kathy Fox, and 
Michael Watson sang "My God Is a Great God." 

30. The hymn "I Love Him" was sung. 

31. Tommy Pittman sang a solo "Jesus Loves Even Me." 

32. Gene Puckett, editor of The Biblical Recorder, brought the closing 
message of the evening session. His topic was "Jesus Loves Us -- This Love 
Constrains Us to Walk in His Footsteps." The scripture used was taken from 
John 17:13-18. He said that in order to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, we must 
(1) share the good news with all the world, (2) minister to the needs of others, 
(3) live together in fellowship and unity. He closed by saying "The footsteps 
of Jesus call for us to walk as He has walked." 

33. John 3:16 was quoted in unison and Dr. Joseph Godwin led the closing 
prayer. 



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WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 3 
MT. MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH 



34. The Wednesday morning session was held at Mt. Mitchell Baptist 
Church and opened with moments of quiet music by Mrs. Charles Willis, 
pianist. 

35. The opening hymn was "Jesus Loves Even Me," directed by Mrs. David 
Griffith, accompanied by Mrs. Fred Capps, pianist. 

36. H.G. McLeroy, pastor of Brown's Creek Church, led in prayer. 

37. Messengers and visitors were welcomed by Charles Willis, pastor of the 
host church. 

38. Miss Laura Mae Hilliard was recognized to make some corrections and 
additions to the program. 

39. Dr. Joseph Godwin, pastor of Pleasant Gap Church, asked permission 
to speak on the substitute amendment to the constitution offered by Marvin 
Greenway at Tuesday's session. Dr. Godwin suggested by "Music Director" 
be added to Article VIII, Section 2 with the other associational officers who 
are to serve as a part of the associational Executive Committee. (See Constitu- 
tion at back of annual for changes.) The substitute amendment, proposed by 
Marvin Greenway, with changes suggested by Dr. Godwin, was approved by 
the body. There was no objection. 

40. The moderator announced that Miss Laura Mae Hilliard, Director of 
Missions, submitted her resignation to become effective on December 30, 
1983. The Executive Committee voted to accept her resignation and to recom- 
mend that approval be granted at the annual meeting. This request was ap- 
proved. 

41. Miss Paula Williamson, US-2 Missionary, presented the Bible Study for 
the morning session. Her scripture was taken from I Corinthians 13:8, 13. 
Heather Mcintosh concluded this devotional period with a solo "When I Sur- 
vey the Wondrous Cross." 

42. The clerk, Mrs. Jess Styles, was asked to make a roll call of the churches. 
It was determined that 17 churches with a total of 79 persons were repre- 
sented. 

43. Associational officers reported as follows: Sunday School, Harold Ben- 
nett, Jr.; Vacation Bible School, Mrs. Lavonne Murdock; Senior Adult, Mrs. 
Jess Styles; Associational Missions, John Powers; Children's Homes, Cecil 
Huskins; Baptist Homes, Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson; Baptist Hospital, Mrs. Andrew 
Johnson; Annuity, Charles Willis,; American Bible Society, Mrs. Brooks 
Boone; Church Training, Brotherhood, Music, Deacon Fellowship, Evange- 
lism, Stewardship, Foreign Missions, Home Missions, State Missions, Publica- 
tions, Christian Higher Education, Seminary Extension, and Christian Life, 
Miss Laura Mae Hilliard. 

44. John Powers, sang a solo "My Jesus As Thou Wilt" accompanied by 
Mrs. H.G. McLeroy, pianist. 

45. The annual sermon was preached by Dr. Joseph Godwin, pastor of 
Pleasant Gap Baptist Church. His topic was "Safe and Insecure." His scrip- 
ture was taken from Numbers 32. 

46. Mary Evelyn and John Divers, missionaries to Argentina, shared infor- 
mation concerning their work. Mrs. Divers is the former Mary Evelyn Hens- 
ley from the Bolen's Creek area of Yancey County. 

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47. A love offering was taken for the Divers. 

48. For moments of commitment, John 3:16 was quoted in unison and G.E. 
Freeman asked the blessing. 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 

49. Following a bountiful lunch on the grounds, Mrs. Fred Capps, pianist, 
presented a selection of hymns. 

50. The moderator, Lester Murphey, presented a plaque to Mrs. Jess Styles 
for serving as associational clerk for 22 years. Mrs. Styles has requested the 
association to elect a replacement. 

51. Mrs. David Griffith led in the singing of "I Love to Tell the Story." 

52. The call to worship was given by preschoolers Becky Tate, Melissa and 
Sarah Denney, Bobby Anglin, Becky and Jenny Tate, directed by Mrs. David 
Griffith and accompanied by Mrs. Linda Denney. Robert Tate, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Phil Tate, was the youngest in attendance at the afternoon session. 

53. Tom Sawyer, pastor of Young's Chapel Church, led in prayer. 

54. Nat Howell, chairman of the Associational Building Fund, spoke. 

55. A duet, "Up Calvary's Mountain" was sung by Mrs. David Griffith and 
Mrs. Fred Capps. 

56. The Place and Preacher Report was adopted as follows: 

First Day - Shoal Creek; Second Day - Cane River 
Preacher - Harold Bennett, Jr.; Alternate - Marvin Greenway 

57. Continuing with the theme "Jesus Loves Me - This I Know," Mrs. 
Jeanette VanPatten led in a period of Bible study. 

58. The moderator announced that it was time for the election of officers. 
The floor was opened for nominations for moderator. The name of G.E. 
Freeman was placed in nomination by Marvin Greenway and seconded. The 
moderator asked all those in favor of electing G.E. Freeman as our new mod- 
erator to respond by saying "aye." Before a response was given, Richard Muri 
stood for a point of personal privilege and stated that the Rev. Freeman's 
name had just been placed in nomination and that a motion to elect him had 
not been made. Dr. Joseph Godwin was asked by the moderator to take the 
chair at this point which he did. A vote was called for and the ruling was to 
keep the floor open for further nominations. Richard Muri's name was 
placed in nomination by Mrs. Brooks Boone. Nomination was seconded by 
Mrs. Billy Anglin. With no further nominations being made, it was voted to 
close the nominations and proceed with the election of a moderator. The 
count showed the vote was in favor of Richard Muri. Harold Bennett, Jr. was 
nominated as vice moderator by Mrs. Joe Denney. The Rev. Bennett pointed 
out that he had already accepted the position of Sunday School Director and 
questioned if he should serve in both places. There was no objection. Virginia 
York nominated Edgar Hunter, Jr. The nomination was seconded by 
Michael Watson. Richard Muri pointed out that since he and Mr. Hunter 
were from the same church, this would be improper. Cecil Huskins 
nominated Marvin Greenway and a second was made to this nomination. 
Richard Muri moved the floor be closed to further nominations. John Hunt- 
ley seconded the motion. Motion carried. Harold Bennett, Jr. was elected vice 
moderator. The floor was opened for nominations for clerk. Miss Tensie 
Bailey nominated Mrs. Jess Styles. Mrs. Styles explained that she had already 



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given notice that she wished to be replaced as clerk. Mrs. Joseph Godwin 
nominated Mrs. Lavonne Murdock. Miss Tensie Bailey seconded the nomina- 
tion. G.E. Freeman placed the name of Mrs. Jeanette VanPatten in nomina- 
tion. Mrs. VanPatten requested that her name be withdrawn and her request 
was granted. Mrs. Billy Anglin moved that nominations for clerk be closed. 
Motion was seconded and carried. Mrs. Lavonne Murdock was elected clerk. 

Michael Watson made a motion to reconsider the action taken on the con- 
stitutional amendment that was approved in the morning's business session. 
Dr. Joseph Godwin and Marvin Greenway spoke concerning this issue. Rich- 
ard Muri seconded the motion that the amendment be reconsidered. Dr. 
Joseph Godwin stated that the Rev. Muri was out of order. G.E. Freeman 
pointed out that the time for business had expired Harold Bennett, Jr. moved 
that an extension of time be granted. Motion was seconded by Richard Muri 
and carried. 

The Rev. Muri again stood to clarify for the body that he was not out of or- 
der and that all he was doing was seconding the motion to reconsider the 
amendment and wanting to speak in regard as to why we need to reconsider. 
A vote was called for and the motion to reconsider was passed. Some discus- 
sion followed concerning those who would be voting members of the Execu- 
tive Committee in light of the proposed amendment. For further clarification 
of this matter, Troy Ray, chairman of the Nominating Committee was asked 
to read his report to the body. This was done as requested. Dr. Joseph Godwin 
then moved that those persons selected by the Nominating Committee be elec- 
ted and given full voting privilege this year with constitutional change to be 
implemented next year. Motion was second and carried. 

Concerning further business, Harold Bennett, Jr., called attention to the 
letter from Ivy Gap Baptist Church, which is printed in the "Forward 
Through the Ages" report given in the book of reports. This letter requests 
that Ivy Gap Baptist Church wishes to be dropped from membership in the 
Yancey Baptist Association. The Rev. Bennett moved that the clerk write a 
letter to Ivy Gap Church seeking clarification on cause for request to with- 
draw. Motion carried. Clerk was instructed to send copy of reply to each of 
member churches. Cecil Huskins moved business session be concluded. Troy 
Ray seconded the motion. Motion carried. 

59. Pastors and laymen from churches reported on progress and growth 
made during past year. 

60. Ken Mashburn, pastor at Shoal Creek Church, led in prayer. 

61. Mrs. Charles Willis sang "O How I Love Jesus." 

62. Dr. Robert Lamb, professor at Gardner-Webb College, brought the 
closing message of the annual meeting. His topic was "Jesus Loves Us — This 
Love Constrains Us to be Endued." Scripture used was II Corinthians 5:11- 
21. 

63. The report of the Hospitality Committee was read by Richard Muri and 
approved. 

64. Dr. Robert Melvin led the closing prayer. 

65. The motion to adjourn the one hundred fifth session of Yancey Baptist 
Association was made by Richard Muri. Motion seconded by Cecil Huskins. 
Motion carried and session was adjourned. 



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HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE REPORT 



The Hospitality Committee wishes to submit the following report: 

Be it resolved that Pleasant Gap Church and Mt. Mitchell Church be com- 
mended for the excellent way in which they entertained the Yancey Baptist 
Association with food and fellowship and that they further be commended for 
the spirit in which they gave it. 

Be it resolved that our moderator, Lester Murphey, and associate modera- 
tor, Glenn Freeman, be commended for their leadership in our program. 

We wish to express our thanks to Miss Laura Mae Hilliard and Mrs. Nellie 
Styles for their effort in the preparation of our program, and to each person 
who took part. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Lester H. Wing 
Richard L. Muri 

1982-83 SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

"Every Sunday School should grow ! " 

This was a slogan and a commitment of thousands of Baptist churches in 
the 1940s and 1950s. There was a deep commitment during those days to reach 
every person possible for Christ, meaningful church membership and Bible 
study. I believe that we can experience the same during the 1980s if we com- 
mit ourselves to the task of reaching people for Jesus Christ. This is the pri- 
mary purpose of the Sunday School, to reach people. 

I was saddened to learn that our Sunday School enrollment for 1982-83 was 
down 52 people. Our average Sunday School attendance was down 1 1 people. 
The minister of Jesus on this earth focused upon people. Most of those things 
that we know about Jesus we learn from his commitment to, his compassion 
for, and his ministry to people. Jesus loved people. He taught them, healed 
them, lifted them up from despair and discouragement, redeemed them and 
redirected their lives. Jesus has not changed, he made it very clear when he 
gave to each of us the commission: "As my Father hath sent me, even so send I 
you" (John 20:21). 

May 1983-84 be a year that we as Yancey Baptist would say, "Here am I, 
send me." 

Harold Bennett, Jr. 
Sunday School Director 

"When love and skill work together - expect a masterpiece" 
"Let him who dares to teach NEVER cease to learn." 
"Teaching is primarily a matter of being." 
"A wise teacher makes learning a joy." 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

Vacation Bible School is an essential part of the church's annual Bible 
teaching program. The Bible is at the heart of Vacation Bible School. 
Through Bible study, a person learns of God's love and creative power. 



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Through Bible study the unbeliever can find his way to Christ. Through 
Bible study the Christian finds strength and guidance to walk in the paths of 
true discipleship. 

Besides Bible study, there are many benefits of Vacation Bible School. The 
time available allows workers to get to know the pupils and their needs. Lead- 
ing pupils to discover Bible truths and apply them to life's needs is a big chal- 
lenge of Vacation Bible School. 

The Vacation Bible curriculum provided by the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion is designed to support and complement the curriculum of the Sunday 
School and other education programs of the church. 

The Bible is the heart, but outreach is spirit of the Vacation Bible School. 
Reaching outsiders is natural in Vacation Bible School. Vacation Bible 
School makes it possible to extend the church's witness into the homes of the 
unchurched. 

This year, for the second consecutive year, all the churches in our associa- 
tion held a Vacation Bible School. I pray that these two years is only the be- 
ginning of an era in which year after year all our churches will have Vaca- 
tion Bible School. 

Lavonne Murdock 
Vacation Bible School Director 

CHURCH TRAINING 

Our growth as church members has five basic divisions: Sunday School, 
Women's Mission Union, Brotherhood, Church Music, and Church Train- 
ing. All five program organizations should work together to produce South- 
ern Baptists who are dedicated to the spread of the Gospel to the whole world 
and equipped to serve. When any of these five parts are missing from our 
church life, it becomes more difficult to reach that goal of Christ for the 
world. 

There are 23 churches in the Yancey Association and only six have an ac- 
tive Church Training program. We must get serious about who we are and 
what we want to see our churches accomplish in the year ahead. 

Church Training is the one area of the church life that has as its goal, 
teaching who Southern Baptists are, how we got to be who we are, and how to 
use our Christian Training in the world to make it a better place to be. 

I personally have seen answered prayer in my life in 1983 — answered 
prayer that has unfortunately taken me away from Yancey County. As I enter 
a new dimension in my life, you have my continued prayers that your church 
will take another look at Church Training. If you have Church Training, I 
pray you will make it an important part of your life. If you do not have it, my 
prayer is that you will get a burden for Church Training in your church and 
in your life. 

Rick Bacon 
Church Training Director 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

The W.M.U. emphasis for 1983-84 is Partnership in Prayer. How can we 
apply this two-fold emphasis to our association and our churches? What can 
we do? Our watchword says, "Be persistent in prayer, and keep alert as you 
pray, giving thanks to God. Be wise in the way you act toward those who are 
not believers, making full use of every opportunity you have. (Col. 4:25 TEV) 

We must understand the partnership nature of missions in relation to 
prayer by responding to opportunities for mission action and witnessing. 

We recognize that some progress has been made this year. We must not be 
satisfied until we feel that we are meeting God's objectives for our association. 

The Key Leadership Conference was held with West Burnsville Church on 
October 4. Twenty-two were present. 

A member of the Start Team, Mrs. Juanita Means, met with four churches. 
Pleasant Gap organized Baptist Women following this meeting. 

On February 11, Training for Leadership was held in Asheville. It did 
snow! 

On February 28, the pastors and wives appreciation supper was held with 
Mount Pleasant Church. Ten pastors and their wives were present. It was a 
great night for those who attended. 

On March 28, we hosted our missionaries to Brazil, the Bert Sutton's at 
First Baptist Church. It was a great night for those who attended. 

Seven ladies attended the State W.M.U. Convention at Ridgecrest. The 
program was excellent. 

The W.M.U. Director, the Baptist Women's Director and the Director of 
Missions attended the workshop for associational leaders at Biltmore Baptist 
Church. The workshop will help us do a better job. 

Mrs. James McDougald 
W.M.U. Director 

BROTHERHOOD 

This organization for men and boys is one of the five church program or- 
ganizations. Considering the teachings of Jesus and the commands He gave, 
we would say, "Every church needs this organization, not in name but func- 
tioning under God's guidance. 

Baptist Men involves men 18 and up. Purpose: To involve men in missions 
through: Study/Fellowship, Mission Action, Prayer and Witness. 

Royal Ambassadors is for boys six through high school. Purpose: To in- 
volve boys in missions through: Study/Fellowship, Mission Action, Prayer 
and Witness. 

Men and boys are important to God. Jesus loves them. He said, "I am come 
that you might have abundant life." To be a member of a Royal Ambassador 
chapter or a Baptist Men's group will give a boy or a man an opportunity to 
live more abundantly. 

Niles Howell 
Brotherhood Director 



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MUSIC 



Music is something I think we all enjoy, especially when it is presented 
in a good spirit. How important is the music in your church to you? Can 
you imagine going to worship services without the choir and the congrega- 
tion singing. It just would not be the same. 

We had a very good Associational Carol sing at the Laurel Branch Bap- 
tist Church. Several churches presented different carols and we truly felt 
the true meaning of Christmas that night. Hopefully this is a thing that we 
will continue to participate in each year. Such worship and fellowship 
cause the heart to rejoice. 

As we start a new associational year, let's start by being involved in the 
music of our church. Let us come together in some associational projects. 

Tommy Pittman, Music Director 

DEACON FELLOWSHIP 

The days and months have slipped swiftly by and we have not had an asso- 
ciational meeting for deacons. It is our hope that all the deacons in the Yan- 
cey Association have been busy helping our churches fulfill their mission. 

Deacons play a major role in a church. As long as there are those in our 
midst who are lost, as long as there are those in our communities with physi- 
cal needs not being met, as long as our churches have potential for growth, as 
long as church members are not observing all the teachings of Jesus and as 
long as people in any place need to hear that Jesus loves them, deacons will 
need to give prayerful and dedicated leadership. 

Mighty things happen in people's lives and in the church when deacons 
pray. The condition of many churches and the many problems of many 
people demand that deacons be men that give themselves to prayer. 

We cannot change what was done or not done in the 1982-83 associational 
year. One month of the new associational year is gone but let us resolve to be- 
gin today to give our best to Jesus who loves us. 

Billy Ray Bailey 
Deacon Fellowship Chairman 

SENIOR ADULT REPORT 

On Thursday night, September 30, a covered-dish supper for the Senior 
Adults of Yancey Baptist Association was held in the fellowship hall of First 
Baptist Church with 31 persons attending. Blessing and welcome were given 
by Richard Muri, pastor. A hymn-sing was led by Michael Watson, minister 
of music, host church. The guest speaker was Ted Williams, director of the 
Department of Aging, North Carolina Baptist Convention. 

On Thursday afternoon, December 9, a number of Yancey Baptists 
traveled to the North Carolina Baptist Retirement Home in Asheville where 
they gave a Christmas party for the residents and staff. Although, this is an 
annual affair, sponsored by the Senior Adults, many people of all ages were 
enlisted to help prepare for this event. 

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Snow forced the cancellation of the parties which were scheduled in Febru- 
ary and March. The next Senior Adult Emphasis is planned for September 
29. The Senior Adult Coordinator in your church will be contacted concern- 
ing specific plans for this event. 

If your church has not elected or appointed a coordinator, please do this. I 
hope each church will do this. I hope that sometime during the next 12 mon- 
months, each church will plan to recognize their senior adults members in 
some special way. Senior Adults are important! 

Remember, I am ready to help if you need me. 

We may not be as slender as we used to be. But we can be very useful. 

Our hair is turning gray. Please give us jobs to do. 

We may move a little slower We'll do our very best. 

As we go about our way. And it will make us happy too. 

Nellie Styles 
Senior Adult Coordinator 



EVANGELISM 

In the Scriptures we are told, "He that winneth souls is wise." Those that 
turn many to righteousness have the promise that they shall shine as the stars 
forever and forever. The God who describes those interested in lost people and 
made a promise to them is the God who speaks to our hearts today with the 
same message. 

The gospel is "good news" not to be kept, but to be shared. Our churches 
are busy doing many good things and we are grateful for this. Is it possible, 
however, that Roland J. Leavell was right when he said, "Lack of concern 
for lost souls is the greatest weakness of the churches." 

We believe that there is "Victory in Jesus." We do not believe that it is ever 
wise to assume that everything is fine. The letters of our 23 churches to the 
association reveal some facts we need to consider prayerfully. 

15 churches baptized 49 

(Last year 20 churches baptized 91) 
Ratio or baptisms to church membership 1 to 58 

(Last year ratio, 1 to 34) 
8 churches reported no baptisms 

(last year 4) 

A revival of sincere concern for lost souls will make a difference in the life 
of any church. A slumbering church membership will be "stabbed awake," if 
motivated to "go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come 
in." 

Today our churches need members praying this prayer: 

"Lead me to some soul today, Oh, teach me Lord just what to say; 

Friends of mine are lost in sin and cannot find their way." 

"Few there are who seem to care, and few there are who pray. Melt my heart 

and fill my life, Give me one soul today." 

- WillH. Haughton. 

Fred Phoenix 
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STEWARDSHIP 



The Christian doctrine of stewardship recognizes two fundamental truths: 
God is Lord of Creation; God is Lord of Redemption. 

"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and 
honor and power; for thou hast created all things, 
and for thy pleasure they are and were created." 
— Revelations 4:11 

"Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open 
the seals thereof; for thou was slain and hath 
redeemed us to God by thy blood." 
— Revelations 5:9 

Stewardship does not mean the same thing to every person. For some it is 
dropping money in the offering plate at church. For some, it means to be re- 
sponsible for all of life. 

To look closely at Jesus Christ, the Master Steward, will help us to know 
what it means to be a good steward. We find Jesus as a boy saying, "Wist ye 
not that I must be about my Father's business." Jesus committed to Him a 
trust and that He was responsible and accountable to God. 

Several principles are involved in Biblical Stewardship: 

1 . God is owner 

2. Man is to acknowledge God's Ownership 

3. Man is to manage what has been given to him 

4. Man will give an account 

Giving money is a part of stewardship. A piece of pie is not the whole pie, 
neither is giving money all that is involved in stewardship. 

The Bible challenges individuals to be good stewards. Churches have a re- 
sponsibility in the area of stewardship, also. Every church member needs to 
study carefully the way the offering plate dollars are spent. Some questions 
need to be asked, "Is this money being used in a manner pleasing to God?" "Is 
the church being a good steward in separating the tithes and offering for local 
expenditures and mission expenditures?" The Biblical teaching about 
"Mine" and "Thine" is as hinding on a church as it is on an individual. The 
way the offering plate dollars are used reveals a great deal about a church's 
priorities. 

How we spend our time says something about what we consider important. 
The use we make of our talents suggest what has first place in our lives. The 
giving of our tithes and offerings testify to willingness to let God open the 
windows of heaven and pour out for us His richest blessings. 

"I think I heard a raindrop, 

Said an acorn half awake. 
Time I was up and doing, 

For I have an oak to make." 

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WHAT IF STEWARDSHIP? 



Stewardship is love in action. 

Stewardship is fundamental Christian living. 

Stewardship is recognizing and acknowleding that we are trustees of time, 
talents, gospel truth, money, property, influence and personality 

Stewardship is a sense of personal responsibility. 

Stewardship is living in harmony with God and the universe. 

Stewardship is not a gold-getting gadget; it is an enricher of souls. 

Stewardship is life at its best-full, free, abundant, satisfying Christian 
living. 

- Copied 

Jack Hayser 
Stewardship/Cooperative Chairman 

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

"The Cooperative Program is the channel through which Southern Bap- 
tists support the world mission committed to them by Christ in the Great Com- 
mission." Since 1925, Southern Baptists have elected to say, "We will join to- 
gether to carry out the commands of Jesus who loved us and gave His life for 
us." 

All Cooperative Program funds begin with the local church. Members of a 
local church decide on how the "offering plate dollars will be divided." 
Messengers from local churches to the State Convention determine the per- 
centage of Mission funds that will be used for State causes and Southern Bap- 
tist Convention causes. During the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist 
Convention, the messengers from local churches adopt a budget for the distri- 
bution of Cooperative Program funds. 

Each Southern Baptist has a responsibility to be involved in making Christ 
known in every place and to every person. Jesus said "Go Ye." The Coopera- 
tive Program makes it possible for each of us to be obedient to His commands. 

We are responsible for more than carefully separating our tithes and offer- 
ings. Our responsibility extends to expressing our convictions about the 
church budget. It is true that we have just one voice, but we have one voice 
and one day we will give an account of how we use that voice. 

Great will be the day when all of the churches are informed and commit- 
ted. We have yet to see what would happen if all churches would put the Co- 
operative Program in their budgets on a percentage basis and increase that 
percentage until God says it is enough. 

"Prove me herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if 
I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you 
out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to 
receive it." 

-Proverbs 3: 10b 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 



God has placed the world in our hearts. He has given us a responsive, dan- 
gerous, opportune moment in history. God is loving us to live a lost world. 

R.Keith Parks 

Southern Baptists have their marching orders from Jesus - "Make disciple 
of all nations." (Matthew 28:19) v 

In the 1982 Annual Report some informative statements are included. 

1 . All that Southern Baptists do overseas comes into sharpest focus in evan- 
gelism that results in churches. 

2. Nearly 14 million Southern Baptists in 36,000 churches in the United 
States need to do missions boldly in the 1980s. 

3. Missionaries fund responsiveness to the Gospel where-and-because- 
churches are alive and witnessing in the midst of people for whom the 
gospel is not just good news, but new news. 

4. In the 223 nations on earth today 32.6 percent of the world's 4.5 billion 
people are Christians. The total Christian community is adding new be- 
lievers at the rate of approximately 23 million a year. 

5. Churches must win new persons at the rate of 45 million every year be- 
tween now and A.D. 2000 just to stay even with population growth. 

Southern Baptists are committed to: reaching people, developing believers 
and strengthening families. We need to put our hands to the plow and not 
turn back. 

More than 3,000 Southern Baptist Missionaries overseas work in 96 coun- 
tries with 1.5 milllion Baptist members in 27,000 local churches and/or 
missions; and with 10,000 local pastors. This is truly a mighty army for the 
Lord. 

During 1982, Southern Baptists gave 110.2 million dollars through the Fo- 
reign Mission Board to tell the story of Jesus' love; 41.8 percent through the 
Cooperative Program was given and 46.5 percent through the Lottie Moon 
Christmas Offering; 5.9 million dollars was given for the human need minis- 
tries of disaster aid and developmental projects focused on alleviating the root 
causes of hunger. 

IN 1982, the Foreign Mission Board appointed 406 new Southern Baptist 
Missionaries. This was a 2.58 percent increase but a 3 percent annual person- 
nel gain is necessary each year, if the goal of 5,000 missionaries overseas is 
reached by A.D. 2000. 

Here are some facts about baptisms :- 

In 1982, 140,844 new believers were baptized in overseas churches/ 

missions to which Southern Baptist Missionaries relate. 
Baptists around the world averaged one baptism for every 1 1 members - 
Southern Baptist Convention ratio is one for every 34 members. 
The Foreign Mission Board allocated 8 million dollars for world relief pro- 
jects. Beyond this Southern Baptists gave a record 5.9 million dollars for 
world hunger and relief in 1982. The Foreign Mission Board's human needs 
program is carried out primarily through local churches and missionaries 
overseas who are already involved in evangelism, education, medical or other 
ministries. 



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Twelve Baptist conventions who receive Southern Baptist missionaries are 
sending missionaries to other countries - Brazil, European Baptists, Japan, 
Korea, Taiwan, Argentina, Spain, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, and 
West Germany. This is truly a great help in the effort to declare to every per- 
son that Jesus saves. 

We need to know that in 1982, the budget was distributed this way: 12.22 
percent - Home Office; 87.78 percent - Overseas Ministry. Since 1981, the 
Board has been commited to decrease the Home Office percentage each year. 

God's children need to "attempt great things for God and expect great 
things from him." Every member of every church needs to be involved. 

HOME MISSIONS 

Dr. Tanner, in the 1982 Home Mission Board Report says, "God has pre- 
sented us with a vision of reaching our land for Jesus Christ. That challenge 
can be met only if every Christian is willing to share the message of God's Re- 
demptive and reconciliatory love with others." 

The Home Mission Board serves in a dual role, as a direct missions agency 
and as a resource agency. The Board's funds are almost equally divided. 

As a mission-sending agency, the Home Mission Board appoints mission- 
aries. At the close of 1982, the Missionar force consisted of: 



Career Missionaries 872 

Missionary Associate 689 

*US-2 74 

Church Pastoral Assistance 871 

Language Pastoral Assistance 225 

Field Personal Assistance 591 

State Staff 87 

National Consultants 21 



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These Missionaries serve in all 50 states, American Samoa, Puerto Rica, the 
American Virgin Islands, and Canada. 

Fifty-two of these serve in North Carolina. 

As a resource agency, the Home Mission Board provides materials which 
help local Baptist do a better job for Christ. Conferences and seminars are 
held to equip laypersons, ministers and missionaries. Workbook, planning 
guides, books andother helps are prepared to help churches and associations to 
more effectively fulfill their mission. Each year some additional 40,226 vol- 
unteers are involved in areas of special service and the Board endorses 1,568 
chaplains in the military, in industries, hospitals, and institutions. 

Southern Baptists need to realize that we are not to wait until people are 
willing to receive Christ because Christ has commanded that we go out into 
the highway and hedges and compel them to come in. A believer is under obli- 
gation to share the message of Jesus Christ. 

Home Mission personnel (on the field and in the office) have seen the 
Christ and the field. The urgency of the task faces them every day. 

Our mission in America is people centered — people Christ loves. We are to 
follow Jesus' example. While on earth He ministered to people. 

Mr. Tanner says: We must evangelize whether it is popular or not, 



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whether it fits the contemporary mood or not, whether it is difficult or easy. 
We must work while it is day. 

Yancey Baptists have a responsibility in this area. With the hymn writer we 
need to say: 

We will give, we will pray, 

We will witness everyday. 

STATE MISSIONS 

State Missions covers a multitude of mission and ministry opportunities 
across North Carolina. Primarily State Missions covers the work of seven de- 
partments of the Division of Missions and the three area missionaries. It also 
includes the coordination of the North Carolina Missions Offering and the 
Mountain State 200 (West Virginia Partnership). 

Associational Development provides encouragement and assistance in the 
80 associations to help them develop a strong program and ministry to meet 
the local needs and opportunities. Forty-three associations received financial 
assistance which involves cooperative planning. 

Leadership training, conferences and retreats, and missions involvement 
continue to be provided by the Brotherhood Department. More and more 
men and boys are being involved in the various programs aimed at helping 
them be what God has called them to be. 

One of the impressive areas of State Missions is that work is being done in 
Language Missions. There are now 19 different mission and Bible study 
groups meeting weekly, made up of those with Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, 
Japanese, Laotian, Korean, and Chinese origin. The migrant program, refu- 
gee resettlement, literacy, and interfaith witness programs are all a part of 
this area of work. 

Church Extension has been and will continue to be a major emphasis of 
State Missions. The organization of new work will be the major effort this 
year. As a part of this, a goal of enlisting 100 lay couples to serve as Volunteer 
Church Planters in North Carolina has been established to help us meet the 
Southern Baptist Convention goal to enlist 1000 churches to each start a new 
church type mission in 1983-84. 

Fruitland continues to wield its influence in our part of the state. New 
buildings and a new structure of curriculum with four department counse- 
lors will make it possible for a ministry to more than 200 students at one time 
and will enable Fruitland to continue its program of developing ministerial 
leadership. This is certainly one of the great needs of our area. 

Many important things are happening in other departments. Deaf, Coop- 
erative Ministries (Seminary Extension, Special Ministries [Blind and Men- 
tally Retarded Ministries]) are all providing leadership and pointing to op- 
portunities for ministries. 

The work that is being done and unmet needs challenge North Carolina 
Baptist to "pray without ceasing." Prayer alone will not get the job done — 
money, volunteers, and Career Missionaries are needed. 



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ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS 



I would like to challenge the churches of Yancey Baptist Association by 
pointing out the many things we miss by not being a part of the body. 

Jesus commanded us to assemble ourselves together. In working together we 
share the achievements and the failures of one another. We learn by sharing 
with others. 

I played baseball for many years. I learned it took cooperation and plan- 
ning for the future to have a winning team. Only be keeping our goal in view 
and our eyes upon the ball could we ever hope to have a victorious team. 

So it is with our association. We have 23 players on our rostrum, but only 
14 participate through financial support this year (13 churches, Baptist 
Women at Jack's Creek). 

We can only get this job done by cooperating as a team, listening to our 
Coach, the Holy Spirit, and remembering always the commands of our Lord 
and Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

John Powers, 
Missions Chairman 

A "door of opportunity" was opened for Yancey Baptists this summer. The 
Toe River Campground Director, Mr. Jerry Richardson, called the office 
and asked that the association be responsible for a worship service each Sun- 
day morning at the camp. 

Miss Paula Williamson, US-2 missionary, found it possible to work three 
Sundays into her schedule. The other worship services have been/will be lead 
by lay persons, a Mission Action/Prayer Group and pastors. 

Our hearts rejoice that we have been able to be involved as an association in 
this experience. THIS IS MISSIONS! 

BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES 

"The mission of the Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina is the care 
of dependent, neglected and homeless children; emotionally disturbed 
children; unwed mothers and their children; and the rendering of related 
services to their relatives." 

Our child care ministry includes: 
Seven Family Services Centers 

Group Homes - Mills Home, Kennedy Home, Odum Home, Broyhill 

Home 
Emergency Care Homes 
Foster Homes 

A Therapeutic Camping Program 

A Child Development Center 
In our area the Thermal Belt Youth Shelter, the Maternity Home, Craig 
Home, Broyhill Home, and the Moody Farm continued to meet the needs of 
young life. Through our gifts and our prayers, we can be involved in this 
ministry. 

Dr. Michael Blackwell, on July 1, 1983, was welcomed by the Children's 
Homes as the right president. Dr. William Brown, Chairman of the Board of 

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Trustees, made this statement, "We firmly believe that Dr. Black well will 
continue to lead this vital ministry in an exemplary manner. His unique tal- 
ents, personality and commitments will assure that this ministry remains at 
the vanguard of excellence in child care in meeting the challenge of resolv- 
ing the hurts of children and families in need." 
Dear Fellow Baptists: 

We are thankful for what you have done for the Children's Homes. We 
know that Jesus said, "Suffer little children to come unto Me." It is our duty 
to care for children. 

For years we have collected and sent to Thomasville, produce, canned 
fruits and vegetables and apples. We can do this again this year. The produce 
and other items will be taken to Vergis Anglin's on Bolen's Creek. Because of 
the F.D. A. regulations, this may need to be phased out. You will be informed 
about this. 

This year the following churches shared produce and other items: Bolen's 
Creek, Cane River, Crabtree, Fairview, Hall's Chapel, Laurel Branch, 
Price's Creek, Windom, and Young's Chapel. 

Yancey Baptist will need to at least double their offering. Churches will 
need to receive the North Carolina Missions Offering or give designated gifts 
to the Children's Homes. The Children's Homes need our financial support 
and our prayer support. 

Cecil Huskins, Representative 
Children's Homes 

BAPTIST HOMES 

Through North Carolina Baptists, God continues to bless our Baptist 
Homes with meaningful blessings. We are grateful for this. 

W.A. Poole, Executive Director 

For the first five months of 1983, the Baptist Homes have received the fol- 
lowing funds: 

Cooperative Program $135,647.39 
Undesignated NC Mission Offering 74,087.47 
Designated Gifts 42,274.58 

$252,009.44 

Through these mission gifts, we were able to provide care for over 50 per- 
cent of the residents in the five Homes and Nursing Care Unit who have 
limited resources. Benevolent care exceeded the resources by $132,975.00. 
This gap must be bridged. The Homes must receive more through the Coop- 
erative Program and the North Carolina Mission Offering, if we provide for 
the needs of the residents. This still leaves the many who are waiting to enter 
the homes, but do not have sufficient funds to pay the cost of care. 

The Baptist Homes have been a benevolent care ministry for 32 years. The 
trustees have had to put a hold on admissions of persons who do not have re- 
sources to pay the cost of care for their life expectancy. This picture needs to 
be changed. The one way it can be changed is for giving through the Cooper- 
ative Program and the North Carolina Mission Offering to be increased. 

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Another step forward was the approval by the Trustees of a Capital Funds 
Campaign of $2,500,000 for the meeting of needs on the Hayes Home Cam- 
pus, Winston Salem. This challenge will meet some of the very vital needs of 
updating the Nursery Care Unit. Included in this updating will be a physical 
therapy room, patient dining room/activity area, and other vital needs 
related to food service. A second area of need includes the building of addi- 
tional rooms at Hayes Home. This expansion will require additional money 
beyond the Capital Funds Campaign. 

The needs of older persons in our nation become more acute with each 
passing day. We must focus more on their needs. We must provide as wisely as 
we can for them. 

We believe that the future of the Homes' Ministry is in God's hands. We 
shall continue to look to Him for guidance. 

Let me say to the churches of Yancey Baptist Association that these homes 
have needs. We need to support them. We need to spend more time in prayer 
for these Homes and we need to give more money. 

Zula Jamerson 
Baptist Homes Representative 



Home 


Occupancy 


Albermarl Baptist Home 


27 


Hayes Home 


39 


Apartments (7 units) 


21 


Nursing Care Unit 


79 


Hamilton Baptist Home 


19 


Yancey ville Baptist Home 


26 


WNC Baptist Home 


48 




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BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

Baptist Hospital has celebrated its sixtieth anniversary during 1983 by con- 
tinuing to expand and improve its services. 

During the year, the hospital has installed a nuclear magnetic resonance 
machine in the department of Diagnostic Radiology. With the use of radio 
waves, this machine produces pictures as good as or better than standard X- 
rays and can also provide valuable information based on the body's chemistry 
without posing any radiation hazard. 

Baptist Hospital is also providing a new treatment aimed at finding and re- 
moving the cause of heart attacks. The procedure attempts to dissolve clots in 
the coronary arteries feeding blood to the heart muscle by injecting a clot- 
dissolving drug through a catheter. 

During the past year a survey team from the North Carolina Department of 
Human Resources designated the Hospital's Emergency Department as a 
Level I trauma center which indicates that the department offers all major 
services for serious injuries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Because of these and other services provided by the Hospital, a total of 
23,903 patients were admitted to its approximately 700 beds during the year 
for a total of 213,021 days of patient care. An additional 66,039 persons visited 
the Hospital's Emergency Room and Outpatient Clinics. 

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The department of Pastoral Care provided more than 14,000 hours of 
pastoral service to Hospital patients, their families, and the Medical Center 
staff besides leading at least four worship services each week in the Davis 
Memorial Chapel. The Pastoral Counseling division provided 14,493 hours of 
counseling to persons who had individual or family problems or concerns. 
The Clinical Pastoral Education division provided training at some level for 
more than 100 students. During the past year Dr. Mahan Siler, who has been 
with the department for 10 years, resigned as its director in order to return to 
the pastorate. 

In order to provide the adequate care for its patients, Baptist Hospital em- 
ploys approximately 3,500 people and has buildings and equipment valued at 
more than $100,000,000. The operating budget for 1983 was $101,000,000. 

During the past year the Hospital trustees have approved plans for another 
major capital expansion program to begin when construction funds are avail- 
able. 

Careful management with continuing emphasis on cost-containment pro- 
jects has made it possible for the Hospital to operate in the black with only a 4 
percent room rate increase during the past year. 

During the 1982-83 fiscal year the Hospital received from the churches of 
the Baptist State Convention a total of $497,019 through the Cooperative Pro- 
gram and $343,665 through the North Carolina Missions Offering. Coopera- 
tive Program funds helped to underwrite the budget of the Pastoral Care De- 
partment and the gifts received through North Carolina Missions Offering 
assist financially needy patients in paying their hospital bills. 

The Hospital administration and staff are deeply grateful to the Baptist 
State Convention and all its constituents whose leadership and support make it 
possible for the Hospital to provide these ministries. 

The Hospital needs the support of every member of every church in our 
association. We can support the Hospital with our prayers. To the church at 
Ephesus Paul gave this challenge, "Praying always with all prayer and sup- 
plication in the spirit" (Ephesians 6:18a). Individuals/churches can support 
our Hospital financially. The Baptist Hospital receives a percentage of the 
North Carolina Missions Offering. Churches not receiving this offering will 
give a special offering to the Hospital in May. God's word tells us that it is 
blessed to give than to receive. 

Jesus said, "I was sick and ye visited me ... In as much as ye did it unto one 
of the least of these my brethern, ye did it unto Me." (Matthew 25:40) 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson, 
Hospital Chairman 

PUBLICATIONS 

Homelife is not complete without Open Windows. Some of our churches 
supply both to members. 

We as Christians have been COMMISSIONed to go on a MISSION 
(U.S.A.) to proclaim what the BIBLE (ical) RECORDs (er). 

These are some of the publications available to you from the following lo- 
cations: 



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The Commission: 3806 Monument Avenue 

Richmond, Virginia 23230 Price: $6.50 

Mission USA : Home Mission Board 
1350 Spring Street NW 

Atlanta, Georgia 30367 Price: $8.50 

Biblical Recorder: Baptist Building 

301 Hillsborough Street 
Box 26568 

Raleigh, North Carolina 2761 1 Price: 

individual: $7.00 
club: $6.00 
budget: $5.00 



BIBLICAL RECORDER 

The Biblical Recorder is celebrating 150 years of service to North Carolina 
Baptists. Founded by Thomas Meredith while he was pastor of the Edenton 
Baptist Church, the Recorder is the fourth oldest among the 34 state Baptist 
papers in the Southern Baptist Convention, exceeded in age only by the 
Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia papers. 

The past 12 months have been a time of transition for the Recorder. R.G. 
Puckett became editor upon the retirement of Marse Grant in September, 
1982. Lawrence E. High came as managing editor of Recorder from the edi- 
torship of the Maryland Baptist. Puckett is the only man in Southern Baptist 
life to have served four different state Baptists papers. High and Puckett are 
the only team of editors who have both served as editors of other state papers 
before coming to North Carolina. 

The cost of second-class postage threatened the very survival of the state 
Baptist papers in 1982, including the Recorder. However, with the faithful 
support of subscribers, assistance from the state convention and tight manage- 
ment of finances, the paper is now stable and as secure as possible under pres- 
ent economic conditions. Future costs for second-class postage are unknown 
and greatly feared. Your prayerful concern at this point is earnestly 
requested. 

The format of the paper was changed to tabloid from the magazine style 
which had served for approximately 40 of the 150 years of the Recorder. 
Economy of production and increased space by approximately 50 percent 
were the deciding factors. Those readers who preferred the magazine style 
have generally accepted the tabloid because of the money saved and the added 
amount of news coverage of North Carolina and Southern Baptists. 

In March, the directors of the Recorder approved a plan to make circula- 
tion the highest priority in 1983. Churches are urged to put the paper in the 
budget so that every resident family receives a copy. Club plans are available 
for interested persons and key leadership in the church. 

The editors and staff of the Recorder are grateful for the opportunity to 
have this ministry among North Carolina Baptists. We invite your news 
items, letters to the editor and items of general interest to all North Carolina 
Baptists. Most of all, the staff requests your prayer support and faithful read- 
ing of the Biblical Recorder, one of the largest and most influential Baptist 
papers in the history of Baptists in the United States. 

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We are all Publishers - as we go about our daily lives, we Publish Glad 
Tidings, Tidings of Peace, Tidings of Jesus, Redemption and Release. 
Shall we pray for subscribers - To this publishing. 

Jeannette VanPatten, 
Publications Chairman 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION REPORT 

North Carolina Baptists support seven colleges and universities. These are: 
Campbell, Chowan, Gardner- Webb, Mars Hill, Meredith, Wake Forest, and 
Wingate. These colleges were founded upon, and continue to operate upon, 
the belief that truth comes through a revelation of Bible and the Holy Spirit. 

The colleges strive to meet the educational, spiritual and financial needs of 
students. They are convinced that our society sometimes has a negative effect 
toward the purpose of creation. These Baptist colleges work to give young 
men and women a purpose for living and a realization that the Holy Spirit 
leads us to understand God's word. 

The North Carolina Baptist colleges are a great part of Christian missions. 
Students are welcomed and aided spiritually, educationally, and financially 
by these institutions. It is the sincere desire of the colleges to serve under the 
Master Potter in molding young men and women in dedicated, strong 
Christian leaders for tomorrow. 

The seven colleges have served in the ministry of Christian Education for a 
total of 764 years. These colleges are proud of their heritage and desire to be 
effective missions partners with the churches. 

We can share in the college ministry through prayers and our financial 
support. We can also encourage the youth of our association to consider the 
advantages, and apply for admission to one of our Baptist colleges. 

Sheila P. Ramsey, 
Christian Higher Education Chairman 

SEMINARY EXTENSION 

Southern Baptists, North Carolina Baptists, and Yancey Baptists are com- 
mitted to education. This commitment led Southern Baptists to make possible 
through a Seminary Extension Department in-depth study for those who have 
a desire to know more and to be better equipped as servants of the Lord. 

All of the seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention have jointly spon- 
sored the Seminary Extension Department for more than 30 years. In 1981, 
the six seminaries made the department part of a new Seminary External Ed- 
ucation Department. 

Southern Baptists have made possible the success story of Seminary Exten- 
sion by enrolling in classes. During the last few years more than 10,000 per- 
sons per year have enrolled in one or more courses. These may be found in all 
50 states and about 20 foreign countries. 

For several years, Yancey Baptists (and others) have had the opportunity to 
be enrolled in a Seminary Extension Class. This year the class met with the 
West Burnsville Baptist Church. We are grateful to this church family. The 
facilities were adequate and our every need was graciously supplied. 

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Forty-two were enrolled. Our Area Missionary, James Lambert, was the 
teacher. As usual he did a job that makes one say, "He is some teacher. He 
knows his subject matter and he understands people." He challenges you to 
"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be 
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 

Revelations, one of the books in the Biblical area, was studied. There were 
differences in interpretations, but there was a oneness of spirit as each one was 
seeking to understand God's message. 

Jim Buckner, Representative 
Seminary Extension 

CHRISTIAN LIFE 

The Christian Life Committee has three basic areas of responsibilities. 

1 . Christian Citizenship Education which provides legislative information 
on the work of the state general assembly. Such as defeating a proposed 
state lottery and supporting bills to crack down on drunken drivers. 

2. Christian Family Life which provides information and educational op- 
portunities for enrichment and promotion of the Christian life within 
the family. 

3. Ministry to Senior Adults whereby workshops and conferences are held 
throughout the state to help provide special events and services. 

Activities for the past year include the following: 

1. A Christian Life Conference was held on May 31, 1983, at West Burns- 
ville Baptist Church. The theme for the conference was "Living Life At 
It's Best In The Christian Home." All age groups participated with 
prominent speakers for each group. Several churches were represented at 
this conference. 

2. June was promoted as World Hunger Month and several churches with- 
in the association contributed to this. 

3. Family Day was held June 25 which included fun, food, and activities 
with the goal being a time of fellowship for the entire family and also a 
time of interaction with other Christian families within the association. 

David Whitson, Chairman 
Christian Life Committee 

CHRISTIAN ACTION LEAGUE 

We are grateful to our Lord for what your association has meant to the 
cause of social and civic righteousness in our state in the past 12 months. You 
have assisted the efforts of the League with appropriate action along with 
your prayers and financial support. 

We wish to list just a few of the strategic issues where your voice was so in- 
fluential. 

I. SAFE ROADS ACTS OF 1983 

Due to the growing problem of the needless slaughter of innocent men, 
women, and children upon our highways due to drinking drivers, the League 
called upon Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., to name a Task Force to study this 
problem and seek constructive recommendations to be presented to the 1983 
General Assembly. He complied with this request, and the recommendations 

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of the Task Force were compiled into the Safe Roads Act of 1983. Even 
through the powerful beer-liquor-restaurant lobby along with other alco- 
holic retail groups were able to "water-down" some key provisions in this leg- 
islative packet, we at least have a measure that can be strengthened in the fu- 
ture to deal with the irresponsible drinking driver. 

II. STATE LOTTERY 

With the General Assembly seeking additional tax funds, it became appar- 
ent that an easy route for the politicians to take would be to put the state into 
the gambling business via to a statewide lottery. 

The league organized the opposition to this issue. When the prorlottery for- 
ces paraded representatives of the lottery industry extolling the "virtues" of 
such for North Carolina at a legislative public hearing, it was the Christian 
Action League that presented the adverse effects that a lottery would have 
upon our state. 

It was through your letters, resolutions, and other contacts to your legisla- 
tors that generated the opposition to the lottery and resulted in its defeat. 

However, this is not a dead issue. Pro-lottery forces are seeking state tax 
funds for a Legislative Lottery Feasibility Study to prepare legislation for the 
1984 mini-session of the General Assembly. May we not "grow weary in well 
doing" or we will get stuck with a lottery as we did with liquor-by-the-drink. 

III. REFERENDUMS 

In the past 12 months, you made it possible for the League to assist seven 
communities successfully in defeating various referendums. These were: 

1. Archdale: Liquor-by-the Drink, ABC Liquor Stores, and Off -Premise 
Beer and Wine sales. 

2. Newton: Liquor-by-the-Drink 

3. West Jefferson: ABC Liquor Stores 

4. Banner Elk: Liquor-by-the-Drink 

5. Lenoir County: Liquor-by-the-Drink 

6. Kings Mountain: ABC Liquor Stores and Off-Premise Sales of Beer and 
Wine. 

7. Elizabeth town: Liquor-by-the-Drink 
Other referendums are pending. 

CONCLUSION 

Thank you again for making it possible for us to remain on the "firing 
line." May your churches continue to provide the prayer and financial sup- 
port so that we might be an effective instrument for the cause of social and 
civic righteousness. 

Tom M. Freeman, President 
Coy C. Privette, Executive Director 
Christian Action League 

THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

Like the man from Galilee, the Bible Society idea had a humble begin- 
ning. God lit a lamp so the world could see the way - not through some famous 
preacher, but the teenage daughter of an ordinary Welsh weaver of wool 
cloth almost two centuries ago. ^39. 



Mary Jones grew up in the misty hills of northern Wales. In the quiet 
evenings, her father would thrill her with stories from the scriptures. But 
Mary also longed for a Bible of her own. 

The Jones family had little left over once food and shelter were paid for. 
Certainly not enough for Mary's Bible. 

For six years Mary worked hard at small jobs to earn the money to buy a 
Bible. 

At long last the day came when she set off over the hills for the little town of 
Bale, 28 miles away. She even went barefoot so her shoes would be clean when 
she got there. 

Arriving at Bale, Mary went to the home of the Rev. Thomas Charles, who 
had the only supply of Welsh Bibles in town. Can you imagine her bitter dis- 
appointment when she found he was out of stock? Her dreams were shattered ! 

But the pastor was deeply moved by Mary's tears, so much so he gave her 
one of his own precious Bibles. 

Pastor Charles told some people in London about Mary Jones, a group of 
men who could do something about it. 

From this came the Bible Society movement. It was not long after, in 1816, 
that the American Bible Society was founded in New York. 

Bible Societies today prepare Scriptures in hundreds of languages and in 
styles and sizes for everyone's needs. Every year they distribute hundreds of 
millions of Bibles and Scripture Portions. But none of this could be done 
without the help of people like you. 

The Southern Baptist Convention, through Bold Mission Thrust, seeks to 
share God's Word with every man, woman, and child everywhere. Messengers 
of the convention meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, June of 1982, urged 
all churches, local associations, state conventions and convention agencies to 
support the American Bible Society as a part of their commitment to Bold 
Mission Thrust. 

We can give as a church or as individuals. And to remember to pray for the 
work of the Bible Society. It is a powerful helper. 

Mrs. Brooks Boone, Representative 
American Bible Society 

THE WORD OF GOD 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with 
God, and the Word was God. John 1 : 1 
Scores have translated it. 
Hundreds have burned it. 
Ministers have preached it. 

Theologians have fought over it. 
Professors have taught it. 
Atheists have denied it. 

Missionaries have shared it. 

Actors have dramatized it. 
Some have made fun of it. 
Believers have treasured it. 



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It was in the beginning. 
It was with God. 
It was God. 
It is God. 

And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of 
grace and truth. John 1:4. 
- Lyn Allison Yeager - 

ANNUITY BOARD 

"Nineteen hundred eighty-two has proven to be an epochal year for all of 
us at the Annuity Board. Even in the midst of varying interest rates, unem- 
ployment, recession and denominational unrest, the Annuity Board has con- 
tinued to develop, market and service the retirement and insurance plans for 
the associations, churches and agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention," 
and Annuity Board President, Darold H. Morgan. 

Key statistical highlights in 1982 include: 

1. A 10 percent 13th Check was mailed to annuitants who retired before 
1980. Those annuitants who retired in 1980-82 received their 13th Check 
bonus in their monthly checks. 

2. A total of $30,663,412 was paid in retirement benefits. 

3. Total assets administered by the board as of December 31, 1982 
$1,057,947,515 compared to $896,535,999 on December 31, 1981. 

4. Relief funds from the Cooperative Program totalled $455,009. 

5. Membership records indicated that 18,111 persons were enrolled in Plan 
A, 65,855 in Plan B and 4,256 in Plan C. 

6. Earnings on retirement and related funds for 1982 totalled $108,923,263. 
This compares to $46,068,904 for 1981 or an increase of $62,854,359. 

STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS 1983 

Member Accounts 

Retirement Plans and Benefits 

Plan A (church-agency) 16,383 

Fixed Fund (church-agency) 52,952 

Balanced Fund (church-agency) 8,365 

Variable Fund (church-agency) 4,256 

Benefits Paid (Retirement & Relief) $30,663,412 

Relief Recipiants 392 

Insurance Members 

Healt Insurance 25,796 

Group Life (church) 18,279 

Group Life (agency) 18,102 

Life Benefit Plan 2,047 

Seminarian Life 1,705 

Seminarian Medical 4,513 

In Yancey nine churches and 10 staff members are participating in the re- 
tirement program. Three are still participating on the minimum of $33.34 
per month. 

Charles Willis, 
Annuity Representative 



BAPTIST FOUNDATION REPORT 



Have you ever received a "Mrs. Pig letter?" We want our 1983 report to be 
such a thank you note to North Carolina Baptists. 

When our children were tots they, like other children, had their favorite 
story book that never was read enough to suit them. Even today as adults, they 
agree that Postman of Bayberry Lane was their favorite book. The gist of the 
story centered around Mrs. Pig who everyday met the postman at her mail 
box but to no avail. The postman felt "sorry" for Mrs. Pig because her box 
was always empty, so he suggested she have a party and invite all other ladies 
in the community, such as Mrs. Cow, Mrs. Horse, Mrs. Sheep, etc. The party 
was planned, the ladies came, and for days afterwards thank you notes were 
delivered by Mr. Postmas to Mrs. Pig. So, at our house, when thank you notes 
are written or received, we chuckle and remember with nostalgia that these 
are "Mrs. Pig letters." 

We of the Foundation are indeed thankful for what Baptists of North 
Carolina are doing to guarantee support for the multitude of Christian 
missions and ministries carried on by Baptists. To serve in the Trustee role as 
managers of trust funds established by gifts from individuals, both living and 
through Will, is an exciting experience. 

The asset value of trusts held at the end of last fiscal year totalled 
$8,214,696.00. Designated new additions to trusts were $276,815.00. Income 
from investments of trust assets totalled $523,140.00. Investment asset market 
value gain during the year was $398,812.00. 

We are thankful for the facilities in the new Baptist Building, making it 
possible to have the staff in one suite of offices. It has been pleasant to wel- 
come many adult church groups who have visited the new building. 

We welcome other visits or opportunities to discuss with individuals effec- 
tive estate planning alternatives involving Wills and trusts which could pro- 
vide sustained support for Baptist cause(s) even beyond lifetime. 

Edwin S. Coates 
Executive Secretary 

US 2 MISSIONARY REPORT 

I can't believe that a year is already gone and I'm starting my second year 
in Yancey, Mitchell, and Avery Associations. As I look back over my first year 
in Yancey Association, I still remember those first introductions and where 
they took place. Who can forget someone that you have met in the middle of a 
garden, or in the middle of a surprise snow storm. I have to admit that I have 
met many Yancey people in- very creative ways, but that's what makes it so in- 
teresting. 

I know some of you remember those crazy games we played at the Associa- 
tional Family Day. Well, I have been playing hide and seek with the churches 
all year. Needless to say, I am still seeking to find some of them. The moun- 
tain roads are challenging my direction and driving abilities. I hope I will be 
able to find all of the churches before the two years are up. 

All these personal contacts and events have given me insight into an associa- 



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tion that reaches out and cares for people in need. Your youth have reached 
out and touched me with their love this year, and I admit that I have pushed 
their love to the limit. A few weeks ago I started a campground program at 
Black Mountain. I asked several youth and an adult to help me in this minis- 
try. I'm sure they would have had second thoughts if they had known that 
they would be marching behind me singing "When the Saints Go Marching 
In" while I was playing a bathroom plunger. But the good part about it, the 
group liked it and got to sing "When the Saints Go Marching Out" when it 
was over. I'm not sure how much love was left for me that night. I'm grateful 
for all the youth who have accepted me and participated in the youth ac- 
tivities this year. Your belief in me has made it all worthwhile. 

As I prepare for my second year as a US-2 Missionary, I pray that the associ- 
ation will continue to support the youth program. It is my dream that all the 
churches will join together in the bond of God's love. 

Paula Williamson, 
US 2 Missionary 



BUDGET COMMITTEE REPORT 

Dear Yancey Baptists, 

As we begin a new associational year, we have to look at our past records to 
see how well we have done and to see where we could make improvements. 
Thirteen churches supported our Yancey Association with their monies. We 
are indeed thankful for these who supported our association and do pray for 
their continued support. The Budget Committee requests that you might con- 
sider increasing your financial support to cover increasing costs for running 
our association. 

As Chairman of the Budget Committee, I urge the churches that did not 
support our Yancey Association with their monies, to recognize that for us to 
have a strong, well organized association, churches must pray and support 
our association financially. It is my personal prayer for 100 percent participa- 
tion in our association. 

Everett Crout, Chairman 
Budget Committee 



IN GIVING 



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RECEIPTS 



Associational Missions, J 





Budget 


Bank s Creek 




Bee Lot^ 




Blue Rock 




Bolen s Creek 


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Brown's Creek 




Burnsville, First 


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Cane River 


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Crabtree 




Fairview 


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Ivy Gap 




Laurel Branch 


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Mount Mitchell 




Mount Pleasant 


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Pleasant Gap 


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Pleasant Grove 


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Price's Creek 




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West Burnsville 


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Windom 




Young's Chapel 




Jack's Creek 




Baptist Women 


20.00 


TOTALS 


$15,758.33 



tlyl, 1982 -June 30, 1983 



Annuals Annuity Total 

$ 9.00 $ $ 9.00 

9.00 9.00 

15.00 15.00 

50.00 1,644.03 

30.00 577.92 

60.00 3,660.00 

6.00 6.00 

35.00 431.97 

15.00 15.00 

25.00 85.00 

15.00 40.00 

10.00 10.00 

25.00 358.97 

25.00 25.00 

75.00 1,325.00 

25.00 1,230.63 

10.00 167.00 

18.00 18.00 

22.50 22.50 

35.00 535.00 

27.00 240.00 507.00 

75.00 5,902.82 

10.00 10.00 

25.00 25.00 

20.00 

$651.50 $240.00 $16,649.83 



Wanda Robertson, 
Treasurer 



EXPENDITURES 



PROMOTION 

Sunday School $ 192.85 

Woman's Missionary Union 57.00 

Youth ' 36.81 

Other (Christian Life Conferences) 50.00 

Total $ 336.66 



SALARIES 

Director of Missions $ 5,500.44 

Secretary . . . , 841 . 1 1 

Clerk (Honorarium) 100.00 

Treasurer (Honorarium) 100-00 

Total $6,541.55 



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OPERATING EXPENSES 

Rent $ 480.00 

Telephone 449.55 

Electricity 98.46 

Fuel 359.43 

Supplies 800.04 

Car Allowance (Director) , 3,999.06 

Insurance (Director) 360.50 

Retirement (Director) 1,500.00 

Convention/Conference 45.27 

Equipment 266.14 

Total $ 8,358.44 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Travel Honorarium/Nane Starnes $ 50.00 

Sympathy/Mrs. Jeanette Van Patten 25.00 

Postage, Phone Calls/Clerk 1 1 .48 

Christmas/US 2er 20.00 

Christmas/Valencia 20.00 

Christmas/Director 200.00 

Ink Pads 28.05 

Repairs on Duplicator 57 . 2 1 

Travel, etc./US-2 Missionary 200.00 

Annuals 545.25 

Total $ 1,156.99 

Received from churches (Budget) $15,758.33 

Received from churches (Annuals) 65 1 . 50 

Received from South Estatoe (Annuity) 240.00 

$16,449.83 

Received from State Convention 5,850.00 

$22,649.83 

Budgeted Expenditures 16,393.64 

$ 6,106.19 

DESIGNATED EXPENDITURES 

Travel, etc./US-2 Missionary $ 600.00 

State Convention 

Seminary Extension Class 870.00 
Class members, State Convention 

Nat Howell's Mission (Work) Trip to Haiti 130.00 

$ 1,600.00 

Wanda Robertson, Treasurer 

THE YANCEY BAPTIST BUILDING FUND 

The Yancey Baptist Building Fund as of June 1, 1983 was $7,355.35. With 
every contribution, the reality of an associational building comes closer to 
reality. The need is apparent to those who have concerned themselves with the 
past insufficient quarters. 

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I feel honored to be a part of the effort in getting this project started. My 
own place as a "seed grower" has been fulfilled and I recognize that a chair- 
man of greater leadership ability is needed. To that end I am now stepping 
aside but I fully support the effort in every way. 

A PICE OF PROPERTY IS NEEDED ! 

Nat Howell, Chairman 
Building Fund Committee 

BUILDING FUND 

July 1, 1982 - June 30, 1983 



Lester Wing's $ 60.00 

Louise Eckstorm 285.00 

Joseph Godwin/Memory of Viola Thompson 25.00 

Madge Carter 100.00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Tensie Bailey 20.00 

Sue Fitzgerald 10.00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Pleasant Grove Baptist Women 30.00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Lester Murphey/Memory of Stuart Van Patten 50.00 

Lester Wing's 60.00 

Harriett Buckner 1 1 .00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Shoal Creek 25.00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Madge Carter/Honor of Nat Howell 50.00 

South Estatoe/Honor of Miss Hilliard - Christmas 25.00 

Lester Wing's 40.00 

Evelyn Pate 10.00 

Brooks Boone's/ Memory of Rev. & Mrs. Ben Lee Ray 100.00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Mount Pleasant 25.00 

Sam Ball's 100.00 

$1,276.00 

Balance from Last Year $5,880.79 

1982-1983 Deposits 1,276.79 

$7,156.79 

Interest through June 1983 188.78 

GRAND TOTAL $7,345.57 



Wanda Robertson, Treasurer 



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PROPOSED BUDGET 1983-1984 



PROMOTION EXPENSE 

Sunday School $ 400.00 

Church Training 100.00 

Brotherhood 100.00 

Woman's Missionary Union 100.00 

Music 100.00 

Youth 200.00 

Other 100.00 

Total. $ 1,100.00 

SALARIES 

Director of Missions $6,500.00 

Office Secretary 1 ,567.80 

Treasurer (Honorarium) 100.00 

Clerk (Honorarium) 100.00 

Total , $ 8,267.80 

OPERATING EXPENSE 

Office Rent $ 720.00 

Office Supplies 1,000.00 

Office Equipment 1,000.00 

Telephone 550.00 

Fuel - Electricity 900.00 

Director's Car Allowance 4,000.00 

Convention Expense 600.00 

Insurance - Retirement 1 , 860 . 50 

Housing Allowance 0.00 

Utility Allowance 0.00 

Total $ 10,630.50 

MISCELLANEOUS $1,500.00 $1,500.00 

Total $ 21,498.30 

Missions Committee is making a request to General Board for some finan- 
cial help. If granted, churches will still need to increase their giving to reach 
this budget. 

Everett Crout, Chairman 
Budget Committee 



CLERK'S APPRECIATION 

Dear Church Clerks: : 

For nearly 22 years, we've worked together as I've served as clerk of Yancey 
Baptist Association. When informed of the retirement plans of Miss Laura 
Mae Hilliard, I too, asked to be replaced, as I have worked very closely with 
her through the years. 

My heart is filled with gratitude as I reflect on the friendships that have 
been formed during this time and of the progress we've made in the prepara- 
tion of our church letters. Our annual has grown in size and has improved in 
many ways. 



This had been due to the faithfulness and dedication on your part. Thank 
you for attending the clinics and your willingness to continue to learn to im- 
prove. 

There just aren't words to express the appreciation I feel for you ! 
May God richly bless each of you now and always! 

Your Friend, 
Nellie Styles 

Every summer during July, 
There is a job to do. 
Church letters start coming in, 
And checks for annuals too. 

Church membership must be recorded, 
Sunday School, Bible School too. 
Don't forget the number of tithers, 
And all things that churches do. 

Meals are late, sometimes it's true, 
But there is much work to be done. 
Canning must wait, freezing too. 
Those letters keep coming in - one by one. 

Finally comes the day before the annual meeting. 
We're very busy, you see. 
Putting together those Books of Reports 
They get larger every year, we agree. 

The meetings are quickly over 
Proceedings must be written that night. 
Now we're ready for the printers. 
Hope it turns out all right. 

Annuals received and delivered. 
Ready for a little rest. 
A feeling of peace and contentment. 
Knowing I've done my best ! 

NELLIE STYLES 



DATE CHURCH LETTERS RECEIVED 
EARLY BIRD HONOR ROLL 



Youngs Chapel 


July 5 


Bank's Creek 


July 


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Windom 


July 6 


Shoal Creek 


July 


li 


Mount Pleasant 


July 7 


First Baptist 


July 


12 


Cane River 


JulyS 


South Estatoe 


July 


12 


Pleasant Grove 


July 9 


Laurel Branch 


July 


12 


Fairview 


July 11 


Byrd's Chapel 


July 


12 


Mount Mitchel 


July 11 


Brown's Creek 


July 


12 


West Burnsville 


July 11 


Price's Creek 


July 


12 



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OTHERS RECEIVED AS FOLLOWS 



Bolen's Creek 



July 13 Bee Log 

July 13 Riverside 

July 15 Crabtree 
July 16 



July 17 
July 18 
July 18 



Hall's Chapel 
Pleasant Gap 
Blue Rock 



STATE OF THE ASSOCIATION 



We are coming to a new beginning in our association. Miss Hilliard, who 
has served faithfully for 40 years, will be retiring December 31. We express a 
word of sincere appreciation to her and wish for her a restful and beautiful 
retirement. The task of obtaining a new Director of Missions call for the par- 
ticipation of each church prayerfully, cooperatively, and diligently. I will 
promise to be as democratic as possible in our search for a new Director of 
Missions. The first meeting will have two purposes: (1) form a job description 
and guidelines; (2) form a Search Committee. 

An alarming fact is that our churches are reporting a decline in baptisms - 
Pastors, we must be about our "Fathers" business. The purpose of the church 
is to teach, baptize, minister, disciple and emphasize missions. Let us not 
forget that our charge and challenge is from the Master. 



1943-1983 — These are the years that I have been privileged to live in God's 
"garden spot" of the world and to work with some of His choice people. My 
storehouse of memories is filled with sweet memories of these years that will 
ever be a blessing to my life. 

James Barrie recognized one of God's gifts when he said, "God has given us 
memories that we may have roses in December." Memories are precious and 
they become more precious with every passing day. Thank you, Yancey Bap- 
tists, for filling my cup full and running over. 

Difficult describes some of the experiences of the years. It has been 
necessary to write failure over many of our goals and plans. There have been 
times we could rejoice on victories won and from the heart sing, "Great things 
He has done." 

The fields are white unto harvest. Today God is calling us, Yancey Bap- 
tists, to believe in our hearts and to express in our deeds that He is a great 
God. In this hour He would have us to remember who we are and to realize 
we need to be cleansed by God and filled with His power and presence. This is 
the day we need to see the world as the field and to hear Him say, "Who will 
go for me?" Now is the time for us to answer, "Lord, use me." 



I know it is dangerous to make a list of people to remember because of what 
they have done. I am not making a complete list - only naming a few who you 
need to know about. 

Valencia Thomas Proffitt served this year as secretary and did her usual 
good job. She is going to be missed. 



Lester Murphey, Moderator 



Your Missionary 



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Rita Chandler proved to be a "good Samaritan." She has spent hours typing 
for the Book of Reports. To her, I would say, "Well done." 

Madge Carter is a volunteer that any association would appreciate. She is 
an excellent proof reader, poster maker and it is very handy to have her 
around. 

The Bill Anglin family has again served as the "yard keepers." To them we 
would express appreciation. 

Paula Williamson, US-2 missionary has been a joy to work with. We know 
she has left her footprints here and will continue to for another year. 

To every Yancey Baptist and other friends who have helped to make this 
year what it has been, many thanks and God bless you. 

FORWARD THROUGH THE AGES 

"Write the vision and make it plain upon tables that he may run that read- 
eth it." 

Yancey Baptist Association hear this: We have written, we have printed, 
but - God has recorded our history. Will our record echo - Me'ne-Me'ne- 
Tekel-Uphar'-Sin??? 

As we gather here for our 150th Annual Meeting let us hear what history 
has written. 

For two consecutive years (1982-83) all the Baptist churches of this associa- 
tion have participated in full scale Vacation Bible School. This has not hap- 
pened since 1945 (38 years). 

A first for Yancey Baptist Association "Family Day" at Burnsville Recrea- 
tional Park. This was planned and promoted by the Youth Committee. Miss 
Paula Williamson, US 2 Missionary, served as coordinator and director of the 
activities. 

A fully graded Christian Life Conference - the theme: "Living Life at its 
Best in the Home." This was planned and promoted by the Christian Life 
Committee under the leadership of the chairman, David Whitson. 

Miss Paula Williamson has been in our area working with our association 
and two other associations, Mitchell and Avery, since September, 1982. She 
was commissioned by the Home Mission Board as a US 2 Missionary. She will 
be here for one more year. 

This paragraph is written with a guilt complex. When I wrote our Director 
of Missions, she reviewed the past 40 years to me. I was informed that we had 
the smallest number of baptisms for 1982 than any of the last 40 years. 

Lay people from the top to the bottom, don't fault your pastor for this. Let's 
be fair and honest and listen to Apostle Peter as he speaks every so loudly in I 
Peter 4:17 — "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the House of 
God. (Christians): and if it first begin at US, what shall the end be of them 
that obey not the Gospel of God?" (Selah) 

As we close this year of history it brings a note of sadness by the word with- 
drawal sent to our Clerk by letter. For sake of the record I will give the follow- 
ing transcript: 

Mrs. Jess Styles 
Box 331 

Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 



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On Wednesday night, July 6, 1983, a Business Meeting was held at Ivy Gap 
Baptist Church. 

During this meeting it was voted on, without any opposition, to withdraw 
membership from the Southern Baptist Association. We feel we can no longer 
support the association without compromising our convictions. 

Your cooperation on this request of withdrawal will be greatly appreciated. 

Our thanks; in Christian Love, 
Ivy Gap Baptist Church 

This concludes our report for another year of service in God's Kingdom. 
Are we challenged or defeated? 

In the Master's Name, 
Harold Lusk, Historian 



HISTORICAL EVENTS OF INTEREST DURING YEAR 

BROWN'S CREEK: Installed kitchen. 
PLEASANT GAP: Organized a Baptist Women's Group. 
SOUTH ESTATOE: Ordained Gary Shuford as deacon. Installed a water 
fountain in memory of Stuart VanPatten. 




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The 1983 Annual 
of the 

Yancey Baptist Association 
includes the following 
Statistical Tables 
for your further 
information and reference. 



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6,657 
3,940 


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26,240 


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57,500 

65,000 

40,000 


43,000 
55,000 

15,700 
50,000 


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40,000 


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Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 


Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 
Yancey 


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TABLE A CHURCH MEM- 
BERSHIP & OTHER 
INFORMATION 

Yancey Baptist Association 

Year: 1983 

North Carolina 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 
BEE LOG 
BLUE ROCK 
BOLEN'S CREEK 
BROWN'S CREEK 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
BYRD'S CHAPEL 
CANE RIVER 


CRABTREE 
FAIRVIEW 
HALL'S CHAPEL 
LAUREL BRANCH 
MT. MITCHELL 
MT. PLEASANT 
PLEASANT GAP 
PLEASANT GROVE 


PRICE'S CREEK 
RIVERSIDE 
SHOAL CREEK 
SOUTH ESTATOE 
WEST BURNSVILLE 
WINDOM 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 


TOTALS 



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(idAO pue 09) 
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■^"^Oi— iO»-Hr0O 
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tH CM 


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CM 


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tH 




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CM CM tH tH tH 


1 lo r*^ lo o o ct^ o 

tH tH H H H tH 


vo lo t co ro lo 

tH t — 1 CM tH 


LO 

CO 
CM 




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Ln"sfooo^vovDio 

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cm cm co r lo o> oo 

tH tH 


oo ro C E o ro 

tH CM tH 


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CM 


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t— 1 CM i— 1 


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vO 

tH 


tH 


ro ro 


ro 

CM 


TABLE B SUNDAY 
SCHOOL 

Yancey Baptist Association 
Year: 1983 
North Carolina 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 
BEE LOG 
BLUE ROCK 
BOLEN'S CREEK 
BROWN'S CREEK 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
BYRD'S CHAPEL 
CANE RIVER 


S&f f sisjil 


PRICE'S CREEK 
RIVERSIDE 
SHOAL CREEK 
SOUTH ESTATOE 
WEST BURNSVILLE 
WINDOM 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 


TOTALS 



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s 


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CM i-H t— 1 CM CM 1— I 




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»l!d PI°H 






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ro H CM i—l r- 


in 


<£> 

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luauiiojua njnoA 


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i-H CM iH 


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(9-1 sape^jo sjeaA 119) 
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r- cm in ro r- 


ro 


ft 


(looqos 

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in .ho 

i-H 


vo 


TABLE C CHURCH 
TRAINING 

Yancey Baptist Association 
Year: 1983 
North Carolina 


CHURCHES 


co co H c3 ij 


TOTALS 



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ro ro "^f cm ro cm 







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ro 




CM 

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00 r~- cm 

i-H 


CT> 
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ro 


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(J9A0 pue 81) 
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|uoui|ujuo 41" r V 


o\ m cm m vo 

(N 1 — 1 CO CM CM 1 — 1 


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CM H H CM * — 1 CM i — 1 


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TABLE D CHURCH 
MUSIC 

Yancey Baptist Association 
Year: 1983 
North Carolina 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 
BLUE ROCK 
BOLEN'S CREEK 
BROWN'S CREEK 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
CRABTREE 
FAIRVIEW 
LAUREL BRANCH 


MOUNT PLEASANT 
MOUNT MITCHELL 
PLEASANT GAP 
PRICE'S CREEK 
SHOAL CREEK 
SOUTH ESTATOE 
WEST BURNSVILLE 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL 


TOTALS ! 



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S HJO sjeaA6Z 8l) 
uauiOM Sunox isijdeg 



(Zl i sapej3 
jo sjeaA aZl) 

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minmi-H^i'Ln'^rr- 

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CM H CM CO CN H 


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ro on o o 
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cn co ro o 
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cm ro CM 

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TABLE G TOTAL RE- 
CEIPTS, LOCAL EX- 
PENDITURES & STEW- 
ARDSHIP 

Yancey Baptist Association 
Year: 1983 
North Carolina 


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ro CN ^ H CM 



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a* r- cm 
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S3jn)ipuadxa asnes 
uojssiui jaq)o |ejoi 



CM 

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in O 00 00 r- VO 
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TABLE I SPECIAL 
INFORMATION 

Yancey Baptist Association 

Year: 1983 

North Carolina 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 
BEE LOG- 
BLUE ROCK 
BOLEN'S CREEK 
BROWN'S CREEK 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
BYRD'S CHAPEL 
CANE RIVER 


CRABTREE 
FAIRVIEW 
HALL'S CHAPEL 
LAUREL BRANCH 
MT. MITCHELL 
MT. PLEASANT 
PLEASANT GAP 
PLEASANT GROVE 


PRICE'S CREEK 
RIVERSIDE 
SHOAL CREEK 
SOUTH ESTATOE 
WEST BURNSVILLE 
WINDOM 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 


TOTALS ; 



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CONSTITUTION 
OF THE YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA 

REVISED AUGUST 1978 

PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent gui- 
dance and control of its activities, this body does adopt the following as its 
constitution, subject to amendment: 

ARTICLE I — NAME 

The name of this organization shall be The Yancey Baptist Association. 

ARTICLE II — PURPOSE 

The objectives of this Association shall be to counsel together for the en- 
largement and strengthening of God's Kingdom of unity and growth among 
the Churches composing it; and by cooperating with the State Baptist Conven- 
tion and the Southern Baptist Convention in a program of WORLD 
MISSIONS. 

ARTICLE III — AUTHORITY 

While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Association does 
not claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any Baptist 
Church. 

ARTICLE IV — MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1. The membership of this Association shall be composed of Pastors 
and Member Church, ordained Ministers with membership in the member 
Churches and elected Messengers and or alternates from the Member 
Churches of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 2. The Association shall be composed of cooperating Baptist 
Churches in the area of the Association. A cooperating Church shall be one 
that supports any object of the Southern or State Baptist Convention and 
which is in friendly cooperation with these conventions and sympathetic with 
their purpose and work. 

Section 3. If any Church in the Association fails to file an associational let- 
ter for two consecutive years it will lose its affiliation. 

Section 4. The churches shall be represented by messengers from affiliated 
Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Messengers for every fifty 
members and for each additional fifty, or the fractional part thereof; 
provided each Church is entitled to two Messengers and provided further that 
all Pastors shall have seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership 
as set forth in this article. 

Section 5. Only the Messengers, or the Alternates selected by each Church, 
and the Pastor as herein set forth, and who are actually present shall have a 
right to vote; in other words, the full vote of any Church may be cast only if 
there is present a full number of Messengers or Alternates. The method of de- 
termining those who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of 
the persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the respec- 
tive Churches. 



ARTICLE V — MEETING TIME 

Section 1 . The Association shall convene annually on the first Tuesday af- 
ternoon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday in August. 

Section 2. The Association shall meet with two different churches named 
by the Association. The Tuesday afternoon session and the fellowship hour 
with an evening meal followed by the second session will be with the first 
Church. Wednesday sessions and fellowship hour will convene with another 
church. 

Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the Moderator or Executive 
Committee provided two weeks notice is given to the members of the Churches. 
The purpose for which the meeting is called must be stated. 

ARTICLE VI — OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Association shall have the following officers: The Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator, and Clerk shall be nominated from the floor and shall be elected 
by a majority vote at each annual meeting. Any person having served two suc- 
cessive terms as Moderator or Vice-Moderator shall be ineligible to succeed 
himself in that position. Other officers shall be nominated by the Nominating 
Committee and shall be elected by a majority vote at each annual meeting. All 
officers and leaders shall be active members in their local churches. 

Section 1 . The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the Asso- 
ciation and appoint committees as are required by the Constitution and give 
general supervision and support of all Associational activities. 

Section 2. The Vice-Moderator, who shall preside in the absence of the 
Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to do so. 

Section 3. The Clerk, who shall keep a fair record of the proceedings, shall 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Associational Annuals 
within a reasonable time following the meeting of the Association and shall 
keep and preserve all Associational Records in the Associational Office. 

Section 4. The Treasurer, who shall receive all monies of the Association. 
And shall make disbursements in accordance with the budget, or for the pur- 
pose for which the funds were contributed, or on request of the Budget Com- 
mittee. The Treasurer shall keep a record of offerings and disbursements and 
report same to the Association. A copy of such report shall be in the Associa- 
tional Office. Upon request of the Executive Committee of the Association the 
Associational Financial records may be audited. 

Section 5. Minister of Music, who will plan and direct the music for the 
Annual Meeting and promote needed activities to encourage and improve the 
Music Ministry in local churches. 

Section 6. The Historian, who shall collect and preserve records of the 
history of the Association. 

Section 7. The Director of Sunday Schools, who shall promote and encour- 
age the building of better Sunday Schools in our Association by planning for 
and conducting an Association-wide Sunday School meeting each quarter or 
as needed. 

Section 8. The Vacation Bible School Director, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by Member Churches thereby 
causing increased study of the Bible. 

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Section 9. The Director of Church Ministries and Training, who shall pro- 
mote and encourage the Church Training Program in all the Churches of the 
Association by planning for and conducting an Associational-wide Church 
Training Meeting each quarter or as needed. 

Section 10. The Director of Women's Missionary Union, who shall direct 
and promote the work of the W.M.U. in Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 1 . The Director of Brotherhod, who shall direct and promote the 
work among men and boys in the Churches of the Association. 

Section 12. The Director of Media Services, who shall promote and super- 
vise Media Services in the local churches and in the Associational Office. 

Section 13. The Director of Youth Ministries, who shall along with the As- 
sociation Youth Ministries Committee, plan, promote, and supervise a bal- 
anced ministry to the Youth (7th through 12th grades) of Yancey County. 

The Directors and the Historian will prepare reports and file the same with 
the Clerk not later than July 12. 

ARTICLE VII — CHAIRMEN AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Chairman shall be nominated by the Nominating Committee and 
shall be elected by a majority vote at each annual meeting. 

Section 1. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage study, fellowship and activity among the Deacons of the various 
Churches of the Association and to promote a better understanding of the 
duties of such deacons. 

Section 2. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of the 
Pastor's Conference. Membership shall be composed of Pastors and other or- 
dained ministers of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 3. The Children's Homes Chairman, whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Children's Homes and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

Section 4. The Baptist Publication Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive use. 

Section 5. The Higher Christian Education Chairman, whse duty it shall 
be to stress the importance and value of Christian Education and the necessity 
of forstering the various schools now being supported by Southern Baptist. 

Section 6. The Hospital Chairman, whose duty it is to work with the Mem- 
ber Churches of the Association and our Baptist State Hospital. 

Section 7. The Chairman of the Homes of Aging, whose duty it shall be to 
inform the Churches about this phase of work and encourage them to support 
the same. 

Section 8. The Mission Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote MIS- 
SION PRAYING, GIVING, WITNESSING and HELPING throughout 
our Association by working through the organizations. 

Section 9. The American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
furnish information about the work of the Society and encourage a once-a- 
year gift from all Churches. 



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Section 10. The Evangelism Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote a 
constructive program of evangelism. He shall promote an Association-wide 
evangelistic conference annually. 

Section 11. The Christian Life Chairman, whose duty it shall be to arouse 
the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Beverage Control 
(ABC) store in the town or county and to render any assistance to law enforce- 
ment officers that might be needed in enforcing laws now on books, and work 
for the promotion of civic righteousness and social uplift. 

Section 12. The Budget Planning Chairman whose duty it shall be, with 
the help of the committee, to prepare a budget, present the same during one of 
the sessions of the Annual Meeting and encourage churches to describe to the 
budget. 

The above named chairman will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 12. 

ARTICLE VIII — COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES 

Section 1. The Associational Moderator shall appiont a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxilliary officers of the Association and to make rec- 
ommendations at the annual session of the Association. Providing that the 
Women's Missionary Union, the Sunday School, the Brotherhood and 
Church Training Associational organizations shall recommend a member of 
their organization for membership on the Nominating Committee. 

Section 2. (1) The Associational Executive Committee shall be composed of 
the Moderator, who shall be chairman; Vice-Moderator; Clerk; Treasurer; 
Associational Sunday School Director; Associational Church Training Direc- 
tor; Associational Brotherhood Director; Associational W.M.U. Director; 
Associational Music Director; all pastors in the Association; and one layman 
from each church in the Association, elected by the church. Each church will 
have only two (2) voting members on this committee. 

(2) The Executive Committee shall be authorized to act for the Association 
and to direct all the causes of the Association between the annual sessions. 
This committee shall be required to give a written report of its work to the 
annual session. 

(3) This committee shall meet quarterly to hear reports from Associational 
Officers and to plan and carry out the work of the Association. The quarter- 
ly meetings shall be held in January, April, July, and October, on Monday 
after the second Sunday at 7:00 p.m. 

(4) Meetings may be cancelled when necessary with proper notification giv- 
en each member of the committee. Special meetings may be called by the Mod- 
erator at his discretion and with proper notification. 

(5) A reminder of the Executive Committee meetings shall be made by the 
Associational Office in the monthly newsletter or by other mail. 

(6) Representation of at least one-third of the member churches will consti- 
tute a quorum, provided that proper notification is given to members at least 
five (5) days in advance. 

Section 3. The Budget Committee, The Evangelism Committee, The Ste- 
ardship Committee, and The Missions Committee shall be composed of not 
less than seven members. These members shall be appointed by the Modera- 



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tor. Each committee shall be composed of two pastors and five laypersons of 
which two shall be women. 

Section 4. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a Resolutions 
Committee, and Ordination Committee and a Committee for Reception of 
New Churches. Each Committee to be composed of three members and ap- 
pointed by the Moderator. 

Section 6. There shall be a Youth Ministries Committee, composed of not 
less than seven members. The members shall be nominated by the Nominating 
Committee and elected by the Association during its annual session. This 
committee shall have at least two young people as members. The Associational 
Directors of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Church Ministries, 
W.M.U. and Brotherhood shall be ex officio members. This committee shall 
plan, promote, and supervise a balanced ministry to the Youth (7th through 
12th grades) of Yancey County. 

Section 6. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from July 1, to June 
30, and that the Church Clerks get their Church Letters to the Associational 
Clerk by July 12. 

ARTICLE IX 

This Constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a vote of two- 
thirds of its Messengers or alternates present, provided notice is given the first 
day and voted on the second day of the same annual session. 




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Annual 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

North Carolina 



IN ITS ONE HUNDRED SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1984 

held with 

SHOAL GREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 

First Day - August 7, 1984 
CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 8, 1984 



Next Session Will Be Held With 
FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day - August 6, 1985 

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 7, 1985 



Annual 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

North Carolina 



IN ITS ONE HUNDRED SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1984 

held with 

SHOAL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 

First Day - August 7, 1984 
CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 8, 1984 



Next Session Will Be Held With 
FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day - August 6, 1985 

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 7, 1985 



Table of Contents 



DIRECTORIES: 

Associational Officers 1 

Representatives 1 

Chairmen 2 

Committees 

Budget 2 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program 2 

Missions 3 

Evangelism 3 

Christian Life 3 

Youth 3 

Building Fund 3 

Nominating 3 

Sunday School 3 

Church Training 4 

Woman's Missionary Union 4 

Members of Churches Serving on Executive Board 4 

Pastors 5 

Sunday School Directors 6 

Church Training Directors 6 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 7 

Brotherhood Directors 7 

Church Clerks 7 

Church Treasurer 8 

Music Directors 8 

Organist 9 

Media Library Directors 10 

Chairmen of Deacons 10 

Messengers to Association 10 

Ministers Licensed This Year 11 

Ministers Ordained This Year 12 

Other Ministers, not pastors 12 

Our Beloved Dead 12 

Calendar 13 

Proceedings 15 

REPORTS: 

Hospitality 19 

State of Association 19 

Sunday School 20 

Vacation Bible School 20 

Church Training 21 



Woman's Missionary Union 22 

Brotherhood 22 

Music 23 

Senior Adult 23 

Youth Report 24 

Stewardship , 24 

Cooperative Program 25 

Evangelism 26 

Seminary Extension 26 

Executive Committee 27 

Receipts 29 

Disbursements 29 

Building Fund 31 

Proposed Budget 31 

Forward Through the Ages 32 

NC/Togo Partnership 33 

Youth and Campus Ministries 36 

Baptist Children's Homes 37 

Baptist Homes 37 

Baptist Hospital 38 

Christian Higher Education 39 

The American Bible Society 40 

Baptist Foundation 41 

Christian Action League 42 

Director of Missions 43 

Foreign Missions 44 

Home Missions 45 

State Missions 46 

Early Bird Honor Roll 46 

Historical Table 48 

Statistical Tables 50 

Constitution 68 



Associational Officers 



Yancey Baptist Association 
1984 - 1985 

Director of Missions Vacant 

Moderator Richard Muri 

Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Vice-Moderator Harold, Bennett, Jr. 

142 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Clerk Mrs. Lavonne Murdock 

215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Treasurer Edgar Hunter 

13 Robertson St., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Building Fund Treasurer Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3 Box 532, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Music Director Tommy Pittman 

219 Ferguson Hill Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Sunday School Director Harold Bennett, Jr. 

142 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Church Training Director Laura Mae Hilliard 

Rt. 6 Box 235, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Vacation Bible School Director Lavonne Murdock 

215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Woman's Missionary Union Director Mrs. James McDougald 

Rt. 5 Box 497, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brotherhood Director Dwight Boone, Jr. 

888 Bearwallow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Royal Ambassador Director Dan Anglin 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Director of Library Services 

Senior Adult Coordinator Mrs. Jess Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Historian Harold Lusk 

P.O. Box 907, Burnsville, NC 28714 



REPRESENTATIVES 

Children's Homes Cecil Huskins 

Rt. 5 Box 56, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson- 

Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 28714 

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Baptist Homes Earl N. Tipton 

Sawmill Hollow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 
Publications Viola Shufford 

Rt. 5 Box 838, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Christian Higher Education Mrs. Locke Ramsey 

Rt. 4 Box 304, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Seminary Extension Lester Murphey 

Rt. 3 Box 162-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Annuity Marvin Greenway 

Rt. 5 Box 818, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Communications Dennis Helms 

Rt. 6 Box 142, Burnsville, NC 28714 
American Bible Society Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6 Box 848, Burnsville, NC 28714 



CHAIRMEN 

Budget Committee Everett Crout 

Box 152, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program Joseph Godwin 

P.O. Box 517, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

Missions Committee Ralph Shepherd 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Evangelism Committee Gene Gardner 

Rt. 1 Box 404-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Christian Life Committee Ken Mashburn 

P.O. Box 964, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Youth Committee Mrs. Bill Anglin 

Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 4 Box 14, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Building Fund Committee Evelyn Pate 

Rt. 3, Box 370, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Nominating Committee Edd Sparks 

2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Everett Crout, Chairman; Ray Strickland, Horace McLeroy, Mrs. Don 
Young, Miss Lola Hensley, Mrs. Bill Anglin, Burl Maney, Ben Riddle. 

STEWARDSHIP-COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 
COMMITTEE 



Joseph Godwin, Chairman; John Huntley; Miss Barbara Smith; Mrs. Doyle 
Dale; Roy Dulaney; Neil McCurry; Earl Tipton; Harold Anglin; Jim 
Buckner. 



MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

Ralph Shepherd, Chairman; Jerold Young; Charles Willis; Robert Melvin; 
Mrs. Joseph Godwin; Mrs. A.J. Thomas; Ronnie Mcintosh; Harold Harris; 
John Powers. 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

Gene Gardner, Chairman; Dennis Helms, G.E. Freeman, Mrs. Clyde Mcin- 
tosh, Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Carl Grindstaff, Mrs. Ronald McMahan, 
Burl Austin. 

CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMITTEE 

Ken Mashburn, Chairman; Sherrill Whitson; Mrs. Bob Webb; Mrs. Jimmy 
Gouge; Mrs. Stanley Shuford, Jr.; Billy Buchanan; David Mauney; Martha 
Autrey. 

YOUTH COMMITTEE 

Pam Anglin, Chairman; Lavonne Murdock; Mrs. David Griffith; Mrs. Jim 
Buckner; Alan Lusk; Beth Murphey; Renee Murdock. 

BUILDING FUND COMMITTEE 

Evelyn Pate, Chairman; Nat Howell; Mrs. Brooks Boone; Troy Ray; 
Ralph Griffith; Harold Bennett, Jr.; Lawrence Glenn. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Edd Sparks, Chairman; Niles Howell; Mrs. Bill G. Bailey; Mrs. Enzy 
Letterman; Mrs. Jess Styles; Cecil Huskins; Opal McDougald 



SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS 



Outreach Director 
Adult Director .... 
Youth Director 
Children's Director 
Preschool Director , 
Secretary 



Lester Murphey 

Rt. 3 Box 162-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Miss Laura Mae Milliard 

Rt. 6 Box 235, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mr. & Mrs. David Whitson 

Rt. 1 Box 75, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Mrs. Jess Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Mrs. Doyle Dale 

P.O. Box 332, Burnsville, NC 28714 



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CHURCH TRAINING OFFICERS 



Secretary Mrs. Edd Sparks 

2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Director New Member Training Harold Bennett, Jr. 

142 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Director Church Leader/Member Training Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3 Box 352, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Adult Leader Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3 Box 532, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Youth Leader Mrs. Billy McCurry 

Rt. 1 Box 136, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Children's Director Mrs. Barbara Bacon 

Rt. 6 Box 233, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OFFICERS 

Associate Director Miss Laura Mae Milliard 

Rt. 6 Box 235, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Enlistment & Enlargement Director Mrs. Don Young 

Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Secretary/Treasurer Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6 Box 234, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Pianist Mrs. Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 2 Box 228, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Baptist Women Director Mrs. Roy Dulaney 

575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt. 1 Box 232, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Eddie King 

Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Girls in Action Director Mrs. Doug Angel 

Rt. 3 Box 163, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mission Friends Director Mrs. Henry Griffin 

P.O. Box 71, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6 Box 848, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mission Action Chairman Mrs. Bobby Young 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3 Box 370, Burnsville, NC 28714 

MEMBERS OF CHURCHES SERVING AS 
REPRESENTATIVES ON EXECUTIVE BOARD 



BANK'S CREEK: Not listed on letter. 
BEE LOG: Not listed on letter. 
BLUE ROCK: Not listed on letter. 

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BOLENS CREEK: Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6 Box 218, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

BROWN'S CREEK: Troy Ray, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST: Miss Sara Hensley, P.O. Box 65, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

BYRD'S CHAPEL: Not listed on letter. 

CANE RIVER: Mr. Bill Ball, Rt. 1 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 28714 
CRABTREE: Not listed on letter. 

FAIRVIEW: Mrs. Viola Shuford, Rt. 5 Box 838, Burnsville, NC 28714 
HALL'S CHAPEL: Not listed on letter. 
LAUREL BRANCH: Not listed on letter. 

MOUNT MITCHELL: Cecil Huskins, Rt. 5 Box 56, Burnsville, NC 28714 
MOUNT PLEASANT: Mr. Douglas Angel, Rt. 3 Box 163, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

PLEASANT GAP: Carl Reeves, Rt. 2 Box 176, Burnsville, NC 28714 
PLEASANT GROVE: Mr. Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 

28740 

PRICES CREEK: Not listed on letter. 
RIVERSIDE: Not listed on letter. 

SHOAL CREEK: Mr. Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 
SOUTH ESTATOE: Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5 Box 497, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

WEST BURNSVILLE: Mr. Harold Lusk, Shady Oaks Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

WINDOM: Ralph Griffith, 482 Three-Quarter Creek, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL: Not listed on letter. 



LIST OF PASTORS 

Bank's Creek Sherril Whitson, Rt. 1 Box 337-A, Bakersville, NC 28705 

Bee Log Jack McKinney, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Blue Rock Tull Oakes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Dennis Helms, Rt. 6 Box 242, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Richard L. Muri, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Roger Hilemon, Rt. 7 Box 171, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Robert Melvin, Box 417, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

Crabtree John J. Huntley, Rt. 2 Box 126, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Marvin Green way, Rt. 5 Box 818, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Jerold Young, Rt. 2 Box 592, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

Laurel Branch Ray Strickland, Rt. 6 Box 920, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Charles Willis, Rt. 5 Box 711, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Lester Murphey, Rt. 3 Box 162- A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Joseph Godwin, P.O. Box 517, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

Pleasant Grove Lawrence Glenn, Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

Prices Creek Shelby Beaver, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 



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Riverside Terry Allen, Rt. 4 Box 37, Bakersville, NC 28705 

Shoal Creek Daniel Whetstine, Rt. 2 Box 427, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe G.E. Freeman, Rt. 4 Box 446, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Harold Bennett, Jr., 142 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Windom Ken Mashburn, Box 964, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel W. Thomas Sawyer, P.O. Box 541, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Ronnie McMahan, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edward, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Lawrence Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Ben Riddle, Rt. 6 Box 284, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Dan Allen, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Edgar Hunter, Jr., 13 Robertson St., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Byrd's Chapel Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Billy Ray Bailey, Rt. 4 Box 14, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Wesley McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 122, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Stanley Shuford, Jr., Rt. 5 Box 838, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff , 1811 Hall's Chapel Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, Sr., 145 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Mt. Mitchell Jack Wilson, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Mickey Swann, Rt. 3 Box 356, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Herb Dahlin, Rt. 2 Box 48, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2 Box 39, Green Mountain, NC 

28740 

Prices Creek Joe Blankenship, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Archie Ballew, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Donald Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville David Whitson, Rt. 1 Box 75, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom . . Ralph Griffith, 482 Three-Quarter Creek, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Young's Chapel Boyd Howell, Rt. 2 Box 396, Burnsville, NC 28714 

CHURCH TRAINING DIRECTORS 

Bolens Creek Daniel Buchanan, Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Robert Wilson, Rt. 5 Box 988, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Virginia York, Rt. 3 Box 260, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Dwight Boone, Jr., 888 Bear Wallow Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

West Burnsville Tommy Pittman, 219 Ferguson Hill Rd., Burnsville, 

NC 28714 



BROTHERHOOD DIRECTORS 

Bolens Creek Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6 Box 218, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Dwight Boone, Jr., 888 Bear Wallow Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

West Burnsville Jerry Holcombe, P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, NC 28714 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Bolens Creek Mrs. Sam Evans, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Robert Wilson, Rt. 5 Box 988, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Trena Fox, P.O. Box 186, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Lester Murphey, Rt. 3 Box 162-A, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Pleasant Gap Ms. Lavonne Murdock, 215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 

28777 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Jay Black, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe . . Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5 Box 497, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Nancey Holcombe, P.O. Box 325, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

CHURCH CLERKS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4 Box 304, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Lawrence Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Mrs. Niles Howell, Rt. 6 Box 231, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd Sparks, 2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Ann Francis, 202 Laurel St., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Farrell Miller, Rt. 1 Box 330, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Avis Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 182, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Margaret McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 122, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Stanley Shuford, Jr., Rt. 5 Box 838, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Mrs. Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2 Box 198, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Myril Wilson, Rt. 5 Box 636, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Ila Angel, Rt. 3 Box 404, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Doyle Dale, Box 332, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Grove .... Mrs. Joy Letterman, Rt. 2 Box 39, Green Mountain, NC 

28740 

Prices Creek Mrs. Bill Arrowood, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Lisa H. Wyatt, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 



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Shoal Creek Mrs. Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Martha Autrey, P.O. Box 62, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville B.T. Howell, 502 Woodlawn Av., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Windom Edith Tipton, 380 Sawmill Hollow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan, Rt. 2 Box 294-A, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

CHURCH TREASURERS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Wanda McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6 Box 218, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Brown's Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Harold Anglin, P.O. Box 275, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Hazel Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Walter Edwards, Rt. 1 Box 401, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Neil McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 116, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Mrs. Viola H. Shuford, Rt. 5 Box 838, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Robert Gouge, 1840 Hall's Chapel Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Harold Bennett, Sr., 145 Indian Trail, Burnsville, 

NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Cecil Huskins, Rt. 5 Box 56, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Lola Anne Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, 3 Rocky Spring Hts., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Grove A.J. Thomas, Rt. 2 Box 53, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Prices Creek Mrs. Camilee Thomas, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna T. Mcintosh, Rt. 1 Box 275, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Shoal Creek Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn S. Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

West Burnsville Heburn Layell, 155 Shady Oaks Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Windom Wayne Tipton, 380 Sawmill Hollow, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Lynda Howell, Rt. 2 Box 396, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

MINISTERS OF MUSIC/MUSIC DIRECTORS 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Not listed on letter 

Blue Rock David Thompson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Mike Wilson, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Miss Anne Hunter, 13 Robertson St., Burnsville, NC 

.8- 28714 



Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Clyde Turner, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Maurine Penland, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Neil McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 116, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview None 

Hall's Chapel Jimmy McMahan, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. David Griffith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Danny Willis, 625 Veterans Dr. Ext., Marion, NC 28752 

Mt. Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Herb Dahlin, Rt. 2 Box 48, Green Mountain, NC 

28740 

Pleasant Grove Miss Cindy Peterson, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Prices Creek Ralph Towe, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Dena Hensley, P.O. Box 422, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Jean Whitson, Rt. 1 Box 75, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Ken Mashburn, Box 964, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2 Box 404, Burnsville, NC 28714 

ORGANIST 

(Or Pianist if no Organist) 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Albert Woody, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Bee Log Sheila Ramsey, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Belinda Buchanan, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. H.G. McLeroy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Linda Denny, 137 Hunter St., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Clyde Turner, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1 Box 401-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. J.W. Johnson, Rt. 2 Box 91, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Essie Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Mrs. Robert Gouge, 1840 Hall's Chapel Rd., Burnsville, 

NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Billy B. Wilson, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Jessie Willis, Rt. 5 Box 71 1 , Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Miss Madge Carter, Rt. 3 Box 352, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Ms. Lavonne Murdock, 215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 

28714 

Prices Creek Deborah Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Mrs. Glenna T. Mcintosh, Rt. 1 Box 275, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Shoal Creek Mrs. Ernest Hughes, Jr., Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

West Burnsville . . . Mary Ann Higgins, Rt. 7 Box 127, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom . Joan Tipton, Sawmill Hollow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Miss Pamela Buchanan, Rt. 2 Box 294-A, Burnsville, 

Q NC 28714 



MEDIA LIBRARY DIRECTORS 



Bolens Creek Mrs. Dennis Helms, Rt. 6 Box 242, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Mary Bailey, P.O. Box 43, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Mrs. Jesse Willis, Rt. 5 Box 711, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Miss Lola Ann Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Riverside Linda D. Ball, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Miss Regina Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville ..... Mrs. Gail McCurry, Patteson Branch Rd., Burnsville, 

NC 28714 

CHAIRMEN OF DEACONS 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Jimmy Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Harold Harris, Rt. 6 Box 232, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Edd Sparks, 2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Dick Bailey, P.O. Box 43, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Bill Ball, Rt. 1 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Wallace Boone, Rt. 2 Box 184, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Charles Bartlett, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff , 1811 Hall's Chapel Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Laurel Branch Theo Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Vernie Murphy, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Pleasant Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3 Box 346, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2 Box 39, Green Mountain, NC 

28714 

Prices Creek Burl Austin, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Riverside Jack Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Donald Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Ray Higgins, 13 Swiss Av., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Saw Mill Hollow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Vern Cook, Rt. 2 Box 444, Burnsville, NC 28714 



MESSENGERS TO THE ASSOCIATION 

BANK'S CREEK: None 
BEE LOG: None 
BLUE ROCK: None 

BOLENS CREEK: Niles Howell, Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Mac McFarland, Ms. 
Tensie Bailey, Brooks Hensley. 



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BROWN'S CREEK: Miss Barbara Smith, Mrs. Robert Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Troy Ray, Mrs. Henry Silver, Mrs. Dan Allen. 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST: Mrs. Nellie Styles, Mrs. Pam Styles, Mrs. Milidene 
Laws, Mr. Dick Bailey, Mr. Ralph Shepherd, Miss Anne Hunter, Mr. 8c 
Mrs. Ed Hunter, Mr. Grady Bailey, Mr. C.A. Hilliard, Mrs. Trena Fox, 
Mrs. Margaret Young, Miss Sara Hensley, Mrs. Katie Evans, Mr. Scott 
Muri, Miss Angela Evans, Mrs. June Fox, Mrs, Mildred Harris, Mrs. 
Louise Holcombe, Miss Sally McCoy. 

Alternates: Mrs. Matoka Rhinehart, Mrs. Linda Denny, Cathy Muri, 
Tim Babb 
BYRD'S CHAPEL: None 

CANE RIVER: Mr. Bill Ball, Mr. Burl Maney, Mrs. Burl Maney, Mrs. 

Avis Hensley, Mrs. Walter Edwards, Mr. Crate Higgins. 
CRABTREE: John J. Huntley, Dorothy Huntley, Wesley McCurry, Edd 

Thomas, Gladys Thomas, Johnny Johnson. 
FAIRVIEW: Lois Loftis, Carmen Ogle, J.E. Robinson, Charles Bartlette, 

Dewey Huskins, Ruth Hollifield, Viola Shuford. 
HALL'S CHAPEL: Rev. Jerold Young, Elizabeth Young, Barbara Grind- 
staff, Harold Bolick, Barbara Bolick. 
LAUREL BRANCH: Mrs. David Griffith, Mrs. Billy B. Wilsion, Mrs. J.E. 

Wilson, Mrs. Brooks Boone. 
MOUNT MITCHELL: Dollie Wilson, Jesse Willis, Cecil Huskins, Wilma 

Huskins, Dorothy Ray, Missy Robinson. 
MOUNT PLEASANT: Mr. Woodrow Chandler, Mr. Jack Mcintosh, Mr. 

Kermit Pate, Mrs. Evelyn Pate, Miss Wanda Robinson, Miss Lola Ann 

Hensley, Mr. Mickey Swann. 
PLEASANT GAP: Dr. 8c Mrs. Joe Godwin, Mr. 8c Mrs. Bill Riddle, Carl 

Reeves, Lavonne Murdock, Viola Robinson, Renee Murdock, Jim 8c 

Bonnie Fortner. 

PLEASANT GROVE: Lawrence Glenn, Enzy Letterman, Elmer Sparks, 

Van Johnson, Joan Thomas. 
PRICES CREEK: None 
RIVERSIDE: None 

SHOAL CREEK: Mr. & Mrs. Verlin Hughes, Mrs. Mary Young, Mr. Lee 
Dulaney. 

SOUTH ESTATOE: Barbara Freeman, Opal McDougald, Martha Autrey, 
Regina Young. 

WEST BURNSVILLE: Mr. Harold Lusk, Mrs. Nancy Holcombe, Mrs. 

Barbara Pittman, Mrs. Alta Higgins, Mrs. Doris McFadden, Mr. B.T. 

Howell, Jerry Holcombe. 
WINDOM: Ken Mashburn, Mr. 8c Mrs. Ralph Griffith. 
YOUNG'S CHAPEL: Mrs. Estela Young, Mr. Edd Howell. 

MINISTERS LICENSED DURING YEAR 

Dwight Boone, Jr., 888 Bear Wallow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

(Shoal Creek) 



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MINISTERS ORDAINED DURING THE YEAR 

None 



OTHER MINISTERS, NOT PASTORS 

Kenneth Forbes, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 (Blue Rock) 

John Powers, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 (Brown's Creek) 

Jack Sherrill, P.O. Box 684, Burnsville, NC 28714 (Burnsville, First) 

Michael Watson, Rt. 11 Box 630-F, Hickory, NC 28701 (Burnsville, First) 

Gary West, Rt. 1 Box 364, Burnsville, NC 28714 (Burnsville, First) 

Ralph Young, 242 Green Mountain Dr., Burnsville, NC 28714 



Arnold Robinson, Micaville. NC (Mount Mitchell) 

Ellis Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 (Prices Creek) 

Don Whitson, P.O. Box 295, Burnsville, NC 28714 (Riverside) 

Steve Clark, 1927 Hwy. 221N, Marion, NC 28762 (South Estatoe) 

Gene Gardner, Rt. 1, Box 404-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 (West Burnsville) 



(Burnsville, First) 





BLUE ROCK 



Mr. Glen Gouge 
Mrs. Pearl Gouge 
Mrs. Pauline McMahan 
Mr. Hal Silvers 



Our Beloved Dead 



CRABTREE 

Mr. Talmadge Woody 
Joel Fox 
Haskel McCurry 




HALL'S CHAPEL 



BOLENS CREEK 

Mr. Luther Banks, Deacon 



LAUREL BRANCH 
Mr. Russel Wilson 



Mr. Lewis Edge 



BROWN'S CREEK 



Mrs. Jeanette Geouge 
Mrs. Mollie Huskins 
Mr. Ben Geouge 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
Mrs. Mary Vance Banks 
Mr. Arnold Higgins, Deacon 
Mrs. Billie Clyde Byrd Johnson 



PLEASANT GROVE 



MOUNT MITCHELL 
Mr. Charles A. Gibbs 



PLEASANT GAP 
Mrs. Cora Ray 



Mr. Ralph Byrd 



Mrs. Madge Harding 




CANE RIVER 



Mrs. Susie Hughes 




RIVERSIDE 



Mr. Carl Mcintosh 
Mrs. Pearl Pittman 



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*' SHOAL CREEK 

Miss Mildred Young 

SOUTH ESTATOE 
Mrs. Georgia ima Elliott 
Mr. Morris Westall 
Mr. Claude Rathbone 




WEST BURNSVILLE 
Mrs. Donnie Pate 
Mrs. Bessie Riddle 
Mr. Charles Cooper 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 
Mrs. Maude Buchanan 
Mr. James Briggs 
Mr. Charley Gurley ^ 



Calendar 

OCTOBER Emphases: Cooperative Program; Outreach Month 
9-1 1 Regional Evangelism Conference - Asheville 
7-13 Enrollment Week/Church Program Organizations 
26-27 Baptist Young Women's Convention - Ridgecrest 
Volunteer Music Directors' Retreat - Caraway 
28 High Attendance Day - Sunday School/Church Training 

NOVEMBER Emphases: Children's Homes; Stewardship and 

Budget Promotion 

2 January Bible Study Clinic - Mars Hill College 
4-1 1 Royal Ambassador Week 

10-1 1 NC Baptist Men's Convention - Asheville 

11 American Bible Society Day 

12-14 NC Baptist State Convention - Asheville 

18-21 Foreign Mission Study 

22-24 Small SS Leadership Retreat - Ridgecrest 

26 "M" Night 

DECEMBER Emphasis: Foreign Missions 
2- 9 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions 
9 Foreign Mission Day 
30 Launching Day of Reading the Bible through in 1985 

JANUARY Emphases: Make-your-will Month; Bible Study 
6-1 1 January Bible Study 

13 Witness Commitment Day 

27 Baptist Men's Day 

FEBRUARY Emphases: Baptist Retirement Homes; Baptist 

Seminaries, Colleges and Schools 

3 Baptist World Alliance Sunday 

4- 5 Statewide Evangelism Conference - Greensboro 

10-17 Focus on WMU 

10 Race Relations Sunday 

14 Area Doctrinal Training Seminaries 

17 Baptist Seminaries, Colleges and Schools Day 
17-20 Home Mission Study 

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MARCH Emphasis: Home Missions 

3-10 Week of Prayer for Home Missions 

10 Home Missions Day 

10- 17 Youth Week 

15-16 WMU Annual Session - Winston Salem 

16 Associational Youth Night 

17 Youth Sunday, Local Church 

25- 26 Regional Growing and Evangelistic Church Seminar - Asheville 

APRIL Emphases: Life Commitment and Church Vocations; Church 

Media Librarians 
15-17 Planned Growth in Giving, State Conference - Ridgecrest 

19- 20 Lad-Dad Overnight Camp (Grades 1-3) - Caraway 

State Acteens Convention - Ridgecrest 
21 Cooperative Program Day 
22-26 Baptist Doctrine Study 

25 Pastor's Seminar: Pastoring Older Individuals and Their 
Families - Asheville 

26- 27 Crusader Overnight Camp - Ridgecrest 

27 Mission Friends Leader/Baptist Young Women Retreat 

28 Life Commitment Sunday 

MAY Emphases: Baptist Hospital; Tournaments 
1- 3 Senior Adult Conference - Ridgecrest 

3 Senior Adult Day 

5- 12 Christian Home Week 

5 Family in Bible Study Day 

6 Associational Vacation Bible School Clinic 

17 Area Youth Bible Drill/Youth Speakers' Tournament - 

Hendersonville 

18 State Children's Bible Drill - Hendersonville 

19 Baptist Radio and Television Sunday 

20- 27 Associational Emphasis Week 

JUNE Emphases: Vacation Bible School; World Hunger Month 

2 Religious Liberty Sunday 

9-10 WMU (SBC) Annual Meeting - Dallas, Texas 

1 1- 13 Southern Baptist Convention - Dallas, Texas 
16 Offering for World Hunger 

23 Annuity Board Sunday 

30 Christian Citizenship Sunday 

JULY Emphases: Christian Literature; State Paper; Denominational 
Publications; Missionary Magazines 
1- 5 Week of Christian Study and Fellowship - Mars Hill College 
14 Associational WMU Annual Meeting 
19-20 Workshop for Associational WMU Officers 

AUGUST Emphases: Annual Meeting; Music 

4 Day of Prayer for World Peace 

6- 7 Annual Meeting - Fairview (1st Day), Mount Pleasant (2nd Day) 
18-24 WMU Week - Ridgecrest 

18-25 Church Music Growth Week 

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SEPTEMBER Emphasis: North Carolina Missions 

1-7 Brotherhood Leadership Week 

8 Single Adult Day 

10 Associational Sunday School Leadership Night 

15-22 Week of Prayer for North Carolina Missions 

29-Oct. 6 Preparation Week for Program Organizations 

29 "Celebration Day" - 8.5 by 85 Climax 

Proceedings 

of the 

Yancey Baptist Association 
THEME: "The Preaching of the Cross... is the Power of God" 
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18 

Tuesday Afternoon, August 7, 1984 
SHOAL CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 

1. The 106th annual session of the Yancey Baptist Association opened with 
an organ-piano duet by Beverly Dulaney and Faye Hughes. The host church 
was Shoal Creek Baptist Church. Richard Muri, Moderator, presided. 

2. Marvin Greenway led the call to worship, "Christ is All I Need." 

3. Glen Freeman, pastor of South Estatoe Baptist Church, led in prayer. 

4. The program, as printed, was adopted as the agenda for the meeting. 

5. Daniel Whetstine, pastor of the host church, welcomed messengers and 
visitors. 

6. Mr. Muri asked that all persons making motions to please have them 
written, and when making or seconding a motion to stand, state their name, 
and state the name of their church. 

7. Mr. Muri read Article IV, Section 5 of the Constitution which states: 
"Only the Messengers, or the Alternates selected by each Church, and the 
Pastor as herein set forth, and who are actually present shall have the right to 
vote; in other words, the full vote of any church may be cast only if there is 
present a full number of Messengers or Alternates. The method of determin- 
ing those who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of the 
persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the respective 
Churches." Mr. Muri then stated that there were some persons here who wish 
to be seated as messengers whose names did not appear on their Church Let- 
ter. He asked if the group wished to seat them. Glen Freeman made the 
motion that duly elected messengers from cooperating Baptist Churches be 
seated. Lawrence Glenn seconded. Motion carried. 

8. The following committees were appointed by the Moderator: 

Place and Preacher, 1985: Daniel Whetstine, Chairman; Virginia 

Boone; Ralph Griffith. 
Hospitality: Wanda Robertson, Chairman; Doris Hunter; Mrs. Troy 

Ray. 

Place and Preacher, 1986: Lester Murphey, Chairman; Mrs. Burl 
Maney; Harold Lusk. 



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9. Dennis Helms made the following motion: "Since there is no provision 
for following parliamentary procedure in our Yancey Associational Constitu- 
tion, I move we follow the parliamentary procedures and rules in Robert's 
Rules of Order during this Annual Meeting of the Yancey Baptist Associa- 
tion." Tim Babb seconded. Motion carried. 

10. John J. Huntley led in the theme interpretation "The Preaching of the 
cross. . . is the Power of God." 

1 1 . Marvin Greenway led the group in the hymn "At Calvary." 

12. Dr. Alex Booth, President of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, spoke to 
us about his institute. He gave a slide presentation showing one student's ex- 
periences leading to, through, and away from Fruitland. 

13. A roll call by Lavonne Murdock, clerk, revealed 15 churches were 
represented with 100 members from these churches and 3 visitors for a total 
present of 103 

14. Visitors were welcomed by Richard Muri, Moderator. 

15. Pastors introduced themselves. 

16. The hymn "Amazing Grace" was sung by the group. 

17. Mr. Muri presented a report from the Executive Committee and a 
report on the state of our association. He further stated that the Planning 
Committee for this Annual Meeting would like to recommend to future 
Planning Committees: 1. Use as many of our pastors as possible. 2. Use our 
institutions and agencies on a rotating basis. 3. Include a doctrinal sermon 
using our "Baptist Faith and Message". 

Mr. Muri then reported on what the Search Committee for a Director of 
Missions had done this year. 1. They sat down first and discussed what needed 
to be done and decided to write a survey and get it out to the churches to see 
what kind of person is wanted by the Association. 2. The survey was written 
and taken to the churches. 5. The search began. Inquiries were sent out. 
Phone calls were made. People from around the state were contacted to find 
qualified people. 6. Resumes were studied and some were interviewed. 7. But 
at the last meeting, they decided that God had not yet spoken. God's person 
was not there. 

Mr. Muri stated that they were not sorry for the delay. The Search Com- 
mittee wants the person they believe God wants to lead us. They will not 
recommend anyone until they find that person. 

18. Cathy King from West Burnsville Baptist Church sang "He's 
Everything to Me" accompanied by Lavonne Murdock. 

19. Harold Bennett, Jr., pastor of West Burnsville Baptist Church, 
preached the Annual Sermon. The scripture he used was II Kings 7:1-15. 

20. The benediction and blessing was given by Glen Freeman. 

TUESDAY NIGHT 

21. The evening session began with quiet music by Beverly Dulaney, 
organist and Faye Hughes, pianist. Harold Bennett, Jr., Vice-Moderator, 
presided. 

22. The Call to Worship "Christ Is All I Need" was sung by the group. 

23. Marvin Greenway led the group in the hymn "Praise Him, Praise 
Him." 

24. Marvin Greenway, Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, led in prayer. 

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25. John J. Huntley, pastor of Crabtree Baptist Church, led in the theme 
interpretation. 

26. Roll Call of churches by Lavonne Murdock, clerk, revealed 15 chur- 
ches were represented with 105 members and 2 visitors present for a total of 
107. 

27. Ken Carter from the Home Mission Board brought a message on the 
cross. He used Luke 23:27 and following. 

28. The hymn "Blessed Assurance" was sung by the group. 

29. The Shoal Creek Baptist Church Choir sang "His Love and Glory are 
Mine" and "He's My King". 

30. Eugene Ridley, evangelist, brought the closing message. 

31. Lester Murphey led in the closing prayer. 

Wednesday Morning, August 8 
CANE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 

32. The Wednesday morning session opened with quiet music by Betty Jo 
Banks, organist and Louise Metcalf , pianist. 

33. The Call to Worship "Christ Is All I Need" was sung by the group. 

34. Marvin Green way led in the hymn "When I Survey the Wondrous 
Cross." 

35. Lawrence Glenn, pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, led in 
prayer. 

36. Messengers and visitors were welcomed by Robert Melvin, pastor of the 
host church. 

37. John J. Huntley led in the theme interpretation. 

38. The clerk, Lavonne Murdock, was asked to make a roll call of chur- 
ches. It was determined that 15 churches with a total of 115 members were 
represented. There were 5 visitors present for a total present of 120. 

39. Mr. Muri announced it was time for the election of officers and asked 
Bill Riddle, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, for a report. 
Following his report, there was a lengthy discussion in which it was agreed 
that if a church had more than two persons eligible for the Executive Com- 
mittee that the church could decide which were voting members and that the 
voting members could vary from meeting to meeting. 

Mr. Muri asked for other nominations. There were none. Mr. Riddle 
moved that we accept the nominees recommended by the Nominating Com- 
mittee. Cecil Huskins seconded. Motion carried. 

Mr. Cecil Huskins made the motion that we recognize the churches' right 
to elect their own two voting members on the Executive Committee from their 
pastor, Executive Committee Representative and any eligible associational of- 
ficers, with the understanding that the two voting members do not always 
have to be the same two. Harold Bennett, Jr. seconded. Motion carried. 

Marvin Greenway made the motion that a committee be formed consisting 
of one representative from each church who wishes to send one, to study the 
Yancey Baptist Constitution and bring back to the 1985 Annual Meeting their 
report on any necessary changes. Daniel Whetstine seconded. Harold Ben- 
nett moved that we amend the motion to say "That each church select one 
qualified lay-member elected by the church to serve." Burl Maney seconded. 
After discussion, vote on the amendment carried. The motion is now that a 



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committee be formed consisting of one qualified lay-member elected by each 
church who wishes to send one, to study the Yancey Baptist Constitution and 
bring back to the 1985 Annual Meeting their report on any necessary 
changes. After some discussion, Harold Bennett, Jr. called for a vote. Motion 
carried. 

Evelyn Pate moved we extend the business session to elect officers. Law- 
rence Glenn seconded. Motion carried. 

Mr. Muri yielded the floor to Mr. Bennett to preside. Mr. Bennett opened 
the floor for nominations for moderator. Ralph Shepherd nominated Rich- 
ard Muri. Scott Muri seconded. Mr. Bennett asked for other nominations. 
Marvin Greenway moved nominations cease and that Mr. Muri be elected by 
acclamation. Harold Lusk seconded. Motion carried. Mr. Muri opened the 
floor for nominations for Vice-Moderator. Jessie Willis nominated Harold 
Bennett, Jr. Harold Lusk seconded. Cecil Huskins moved that nominations 
cease. Lee Dulaney seconded. Motion carried. Mr. Bennett was elected Vice- 
Moderator. Floor was opened for nominations for clerk. Evelyn Pate nomi- 
nated Lavonne Murdock. Harold Lusk seconded. Pam Anglin moved nomi- 
nations cease. Virginia Boone seconded. Motion carried. Lavonne Murdock 
was elected clerk. 

40. Calvin Knight, from Baptist Hospital brought a report about work at 
Baptist Hospital. 

41. Marvin Greenway led in the hymn "Send the Light." 

42. Bob Melvin introduced the next speaker, John McGee. 

43. First Baptist Youth Choir sang selections from "Celebrate Life." 

44. John McGee brought the missions message. 

45. Robert Melvin gave instructions for the meal. 

46. Lawrence Glenn gave the benediction and blessing. 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 

47. The afternoon session opened with quiet music by Betty Jo Banks and 
Louise Metcalf . 

48. Harold Bennett, Jr., Vice-Moderator, presided. 

49. The Call to Worship "Christ Is All I Need" was sung by the group. 

50. Marvin Greenway led the hymn "At The Cross." 

51. John J. Huntley continued in the theme interpretation. 

52. Richard Smith, Director of Business and Management with the NC 
Baptist State Convention, gave a Cooperative Program report telling us of a 
few of the many things we help support when we give through the Co- 
operative Program. 

53. A roll call of churches revealed 96 members of 15 churches were present 
along with 4 visitors for a total of 100. 

54. The Place and Preacher report was adopted as follows: 

First Day - Fairview; Second Day - Mount Pleasant 
Preacher - Dennis Helms 

55. The report of the Hospitality Committee was read by Wanda Robertson 
and approved. 

56. Charles Tanner from Baptist Children's Homes gave a brief report. 

57. Jim Saul from Baptist Retirement Homes gave a brief report. 



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58. Lori Barnes sang "I Will Sing the Wondrous Story." 

59. Cane River Choir sang "Come Thou Almighty King." 

60. The closing message was brought by Daniel Whetstine. 

61. Dennis Helms closed the meeting in prayer. 



HOSPITALITY COMMITTEEE REPORT 

The Hospitality Committee wishes to submit the following report: 
Be it resolved that the Yancey Baptist Association meeting in the 106th 
session expresses its genuine gratitude to Shoal Creek Church and Cane River 
Church for their gracious hospitality and delicious meals. 

We wish to express our thanks to our Moderator Richard Muri, Vice- 
Moderator Harold Bennett, Jr. and the clerk Lavonne Murdock for their ef- 
forts in preparing and presenting our program and thanks to each person par- 
ticipating. 

Respectively submitted, 
Mrs. Troy Ray, 
Mrs. Doris Hunter, 
Wanda Robertson 

STATE OF THE ASSOCIATION 

This has been a year of transition for Yancey Baptist Association. Our 
faithful and dedicated leader, Laura Mae Milliard, retired in December and 
that left us without a Shepherd for the first time in over 40 years. We say 
thank you to Miss Hilliard and may God bless you abundantly in your 
retirement years. 

Being without a leader for half of the associational year has placed an extra 
burden on many of you. You have had to do your share and more and we say 
to you "well done good and faithful servants." I know we appreciate Miss 
Hilliard even more now that we try to do all that she took care of for us. 

This has been a year for "good-byes." We said good-bye to Miss Hilliard in 
November with a very special day of fellowship and worship and we said 
good-bye to Paula Williamson, our US-2 worker, in August. Thank you to all 
who made these times special for two of God's special ladies. 

My prayer is that as the new year begins we will be saying "Hello" to a new 
Director of Missions. The Search Committee has been working diligently 
since last year and hope to have God's person to recommend to you very soon. 
As you expected it will cost a great deal more to support a full-time Director of 
Missions in 1984-85. I want to thank you for your faithful financial support 
of the association in the past and challenge you to be even more generous in 
the future. 

Finally, I thank you for the year I have served as your Moderator. You are 
a good people and very much appreciated. 

Richard L. Muri, Moderator 



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1983-84 SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 



The 1983-84 year in Sunday School was highlighted by the Sunday School 
Enlargement/Enrollment Campaign held during August. Eight of our chur- 
ches participated and found the campaign to be very beneficial. There were 
47 persons enrolled during the campaign week. It was challenging to learn 
that 631 prospects were discovered by these eight churches. This causes me to 
wonder how many other prospects there are in our county for the other 15 
churches. On Super Sunday, the eight participating churches had 911 in 
Sunday School attendance. During 1982-83, the average weekly Sunday 
School attendance was only 1,519 for all 23 churches. These figures tell me 
that when we emphasize growth and reaching people for Bible study, it is 
amazing what can happen. 

Let us be reminded that Sunday School is the key organization in our 
church. Look at the important functions which take place in Sunday School: 
1. Teaching of God's Word 2. Discovering prospects 3. Visitation 4. Develop- 
ing the saved and reaching the lost. 

The responsibility for potential growth and reaching the lost for Christ 
rests upon the Sunday School. Let us look on the fields, pray for laborers and 
commit ourselves to be about the great task which our Master has given us. 
May we glorify the Father this year by making it the best year we have ever 
had in Sunday School. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold Bennett, Jr., 
Sunday School Director 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

The words "Vacation Bible School" flash colorful mental pictures into 
focus - an open Bible, a processional led by flag and Bible bearers, a Joint 
Service in progress, a teacher telling a story, refreshments being enjoyed, and 
pupils confessing Christ as Savior. 

Vacation Bible School is one of a church's best opportunities for personal 
evangelism. Approximately one-fourth of all children and youth baptized in- 
to Southern Baptist Churches make their commitment to Christ in Vacation 
Bible School 

Vacation Bible School majors on Bible study. It contributes effectively to a 
church's outreach, and especially to evangelism. It undergirds and gives ex- 
pression to the functions of a church. It provides mission emphases and sup- 
ports the Cooperative Program. It makes great use of music. It contributes to 
Christian living of Bible truths. 

This year in March, seven dedicated Christian ladies accompanied me to 
the State V.B.S. Clinic in Waynesville. On May 7, these ladies led in our 
Associational V.B.S. Clinic. Seventy-two persons from 10 of our 23 churches 
attended the clinic. 

For the past two years, all 23 of our churches have had a Vacation Bible 
School. This year we were not so fortunate, as only 21 of our 23 churches 
reported a Vacation Bible School, with a total enrollment of 1,218. Last year, 
1,251 were enrolled in V.B.S. 

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I ask every church to prayerfully consider the benefits of Vacation Bible 
School. Vacation Bible School is a good thing! 

Respectfully submitted, 
Lavonne Murdock, V.B.S. Director 



CHURCH TRAINING 

The training task of a church is to provide for its members and prospective 
members information and experiences which will help them grow. Equip- 
ping disciples is the job of Church Training. Discipleship is not optional for 
the Christian - it is a Christian's lifelong commitment to the person, teach- 
ings, and spirit of Jesus Christ. 

A Biblical base for the fourfold task of Church Training is found in "for 
the edifying of the body of Christ." (Ephesians 4:12) 

1. Church Training Equips Church Members for Discipleship and Per- 
sonal Ministry. 

2. Church Training Teaches Christian Theology and Baptist Doctrine, 
Christian Ethics, Christian History, and Church Policy and Organiza- 
tion. 

3. Church Training Equips Church Leaders for Service. 

4. Church Training Equips and Undergirds the Work of the Church and 
Denomination. 

Church training provides ways to accomplish the tasks— 1. Continuing groups, 
2. Equipping Centers, 3. New Church Member Training, 4. Baptist Doctrine 
Study, 5. MasterLife: Discipleship Training for Leaders, 6. DiscipleLife: 
Training Youth in Discipleship, and 7. Growth Strategies. 

A church needs to provide its members opportunities for personal spiritual 
growth. A church has the responsibility to teach its members that they are to 
be good stewards of all that God has given them and to lead them to steward- 
ship commitment. The church must help its members to understand the 
Biblical basis for our doctrines because doctrinal integrity is important. A 
church must provide indoctrination and in-service training for each church- 
elected officer. A church must help its members to accept the task spelled out 
in the Great Commission. Church Training makes it possible for a church to 
help its members to grow spiritually, to make a stewardship commitment, to 
be doctrinally sound, to have a missionary vision and to have a leadership that 
"needeth not to be ashamed." Since Church Training can do so much for an 
individual/church, we make no apology for asking that a church without 
Church Training prayerfully consider organizing one - Now ! 

The highlight of this year for Church Training was participating in the 
Tournaments. Nine older children representing Bolen's Creek, Laurel 
Branch, Pleasant Gap and West Burnsville were declared State Winners in 
Children's Bible Drill. One West Burnsville youth participated in the 
Associational Speaker's Tournament but because of illness was unable to 
make the State Speaker's Tournament. 



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CHURCH TRAINING ENROLLMENT 



Bolens Creek 
Brown's Creek . . 
Burnsville, First 
Mount Pleasant . 

Shoal Creek 

West Burnsville . 



55 
16 
32 
30 
42 
107 
282 



TOTAL 



Respectfully submitted, 
Laura Mae Hilliard, 
Church Training Director 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY UNION 



We have been given an opportunity for working together in missions, 
ministry, growth, and evangelism. Our goal of W.M.U. is to encourage more 
persons to become involved in missions and to give some churches missions op- 
portunities they might not otherwise have. Therefore we believe that W.M.U. 
is vital to the life and work of the church. 

Our Key Leadership Conference was held with West Burnsville Church in 
October. Nine churches were represented. 

The Christmas party for our retirement home in Asheville was well atten- 
ded and supported by most of our churches. It was enjoyed and appreciated by 
those of the home and also by the staff. 

The Council and Planning Meeting was held with First Baptist Church to 
make plans and set goals for the coming year. 

Won't you help us by involving your church? 

Eleven churches out of 23 with W.M.U. should not be our record. May we 
not put into practice our watchword for 1984-85? "My children, our Love 
should not be just words and talk; it must be true love which shows its love in 
action." (1 John 3:18 Ter) 

So as the words of our song say, will you not "Come, O Come grow with us?" 



Brotherhood is one of the most useful and important organizations in our 
church. This is where Baptist men can become involved in missions, fellow- 
ship, prayer and witnessing. This is where men over 18 can help with the 
younger boys in the R. A.s. 

Men and boys are very important in God's service. So to the churches who 
have a Brotherhood may I say to continue on with this organization as we 
serve our Saviour. To the churches who do not have a Brotherhood, please 
consider starting one in your church. I know your church will be blessed with 



Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. James McDougald, 
W.M.U. Director 



BROTHERHOOD 



it. 



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Respectfully, 
Tommy Pittman 



MUSIC 



Music is a very vital area in the life of a Christian. In our worship services 
the hymns and instrumental music help prepare our hearts for worship. The 
psalmist encourages us to use music to express thanks and praise to God. "O 
come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our 
salvation." (Psalm 95:1) "Praise him with the sound of the trumpet." "Praise 
him with stringed instruments and organs." (Psalm 150:3a, 46) Paul, in his 
letter to the Colossians, urges us to "Teach and admonish one another in 
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the 
Lord." (Collossians 3:16b) 

We have had a good year with the highlight being November 20, 1983. 
This was the night that Miss Hilliard, past Director of Missions, was honored 
with a service of music centered around her favorite hymns. A music leader- 
ship workshop was scheduled for February 27, but was cancelled due to snow. 

In comparing the current church music total enrollment with last year, I 
noticed most churches reporting about the same number on roll. Two chur- 
ches reporting increased substantially, Shoal Creek and Laurel Branch. This 
is very commendable as more people are actively involved in music growth 
and worship leadership 

Music is not only very rewarding and enjoyable but also a very vital area in 
our worship experience. Let us always strive to praise the Lord through our 
music. 

Michael Watson, Music Director 
SENIOR ADULT REPORT 

Since our last annual meeting, the Senior Adults of Yancey Baptist 
Association have met three times. 

A covered-dish supper was held at First Baptist Church on Thursday night, 
September 29 with 30 members and guests attending. Miss Paula Williamson 
and Tommy Pittman led the group in games and closed with a meditation on 
love. 

Thursday afternoon, December 8, a Christmas party was given for the 
residents of the North Carolina Baptist Home in Asheville. Refreshments and 
gifts were provided by Baptist Women organizations, Sunday School classes, 
and individuals from 15 churches. 

A Valentine party was held at Mount Pleasant Church on Thursday, 
February 9. Paula Williamson and Pam Anglin were in charge of the 
program and Miss Laura Mae Hilliard brought the closing meditation. 

As the Senior Adult population in our country increases each year, our 
churches need to be aware of activities available for this age group, and plan 
to involve them in the life of the church. It is important to have a feeling of 
continuing usefulness and a sense of being wanted. 

The Southern Baptist schedules the first Sunday in May as Senior Adult 
Sunday. Will you pastors put this date on your calendar and plan recognition 
for your Senior Adults at this time or some other time during the year? 

Nellie Styles, 
Senior Adult Coordinator 

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YOUTH REPORT 



In October we had a Youth Rally with the "New Beginning Singers" from 
Mars Hill College leading the service. All youth in attendance enjoyed 
listening to their music and hearing their testimonies. They also led in fun 
songs and skits during our fellowship which followed. 

In November the youth had their 1st Annual Leaf Ride. Each youth was 
charged a trash bag of leaves for admission. The youth had a fun but cold 
time riding around Yancey County on two trucks piled high with leaves. We 
then stopped and had a big fire, warm cider and plenty of snacks. After 
thawing out we enjoyed a skit based on great men of the Bible performed by 
several of the youth in our association. 

There has also been a monthly Bible Study led by Paula Williamson. This 
has been a very meaningful time for all who have attended. 

It has been a good year for the Youth of Yancey Association. I want to 
thank the youth for participating in the activities. I also want to thank the 
Youth Committee, Harriet Buckner, Lavonne Murdock, Linda Griffith, 
Beth Murphey, and Scott Muri for being both willing and helpful through 
the year. 

Pam Anglin, Chairman, 
Youth Committee 

STEWARDSHIP 

Someone has said, "If Christ said it, I accept it; that settles it." Grateful 
Christians need to discover what the Lord expects of them and hasten to carry 
out His desires. Christ speaks to His followers through the Scriptures. 

A lot is said in the Bible about the stewardship of life. "Stewardship" in 
God's sight involves all areas of life. The most important question regarding 
stewardship for a Christian is not "What do I have?" it is "What am I doing 
with what I have?" 

Christians are confronted with three choices: 

1. They can fail to use their gifts. 

2. They can misuse their gifts. 

3. They can use their gifts to benefit the Kingdom of God. 

It is to be remembered, however, that an account will be rendered at the 
judgement seat of Christ. "So then every one of us shall give an account of 
himself to God" (Romans 14:12) 

The term stewardship includes more than the use of money, but it does in- 
clude the use of material possessions. God has spoken concerning His plan for 
giving. (I Corinthians 16:2) Carl Lambert gives this outline: 

1. There is a time to give . . . "Upon the first day of the week" 

2. There is an opportunity to give . . . "Let every one of you" 

3. There is a place to give . . . "Lay by him in store" 

4. There is a blessing in giving . . . "As God hath prospered" 

5. There is a system in giving . . . "That there be no gathering when I 
come" 



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We ask, "What does Christ want?" He wants us to be faithful stewards of 
all He has entrusted into our keeping for a time. 

During the 1983-84 associational year, the Stewardship Committee spon- 
sored a special conference, during the annual Leadership Conference, for 
local treasurers and Finance Committee members. Mr. Max Furr, missionary 
to Peru, led this workshop. Deacons in the 23 churches were invited to this 
conference and we were pleased with the number attending. Those attending 
received good information, helpful suggestions and a real challenge. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold Anglin, 
Stewardship Chairman 

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

In 1925 the Cooperative Program became an instrument for good in the 
hands of Southern Baptists. The Cooperative Program provides a "way" for 
every Baptiist to express his love and concern as commanded by the Lord 
Jesus Christ when He said, "Go ye into all the world." 

No one claims perfection for the plan but there is evidence that God is 
blessing this voluntary system. Without God's power and presence, all that has 
been accomplished these years through the wise use of Cooperative Program 
funds would not have happened. 

The Cooperative Program begins with an individual church member. A 
person brings a gift to the church. That church decides how much will be 
shared with others through the Cooperative Program. In State Convention 
sessions each year, the messengers decide how they are going to use Coopera- 
tive Program funds received from the churches and the percentage that will 
go to the Southern Baptist Convention for work throughout the nation and 
around the world. During the Southern Baptist Convention sessions each 
year, the messengers from the churches decide how the Cooperative Program 
funds received from the State Conventions will be distributed among the 
various ministries. 

A pastor gave this testimony. "I like the Cooperative Program because 
sharing Christ with the whole world is at the heart of it. I do not know of any 
other way that I can even begin to accomplish my tremendous worldwide 
tasks. Because the Cooperative Program helps me do, along with others, what 
I cannot do alone, it deserves my best." 

During 1983-84 the following churches gave through the Cooperative 



Program to causes supported by Baptists: 

Bolens Creek $3,890 Mount Pleasant $2,442 

Brown's Creek 581 Pleasant Gap 3,264 

Burnsville, First 8,557 Pleasant Grove 340 

Cane River 1,502 Shoal Creek 960 

Fairview 105 South Estatoe 2,658 

Laurel Branch 296 West Burnsville 7,219 

TOTAL $34,814 



Respectfully submitted, 
Harold Anglin, Chairman, 
Cooperative Program 



EVANGELISM 



God's children are offered no alternatives to a positive, persuasive and per- 
sistent Christian witness. He has promised to be with us if we are going at His 
command . . . "and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the 
world." 

Churches are to proclaim the good news. It has been said that a church 
without an evangelism strategy is like a horse without a bridle, a ship without 
a rudder or a car without a steering wheel. Churches need to realize their 
total dependence upon the Holy Spirit. Churches plan but the harvest is 
produced by God. 

Since 1982 the Southern Baptist Convention has promoted church growth 
projects. Every Southern Baptist Church has been encouraged to give atten- 
tion to Reaching People, Developing Believers, and Strengthening Families. 

A church Evangelism Committee will help a church reach people. Listed 
below are some suggestions for this committee: 

1. Study the evangelism opportunities of the church field. 

2. Lead in praying for spiritual awakening within the membership. 

3. Work with church program organization leaders. 

4. Seek to locate and cultivate evangelistic prospects. 

5. Work with and assist to develop and present to the council/congrega- 
tion an aggressive and perennial program of evangelism. 

6. Seek assistance from and cooperate with associational, state, and 
Southern Baptist Convention evangelism leaders. 

An evangelism conference was a part of the Key Leadership Conference 
held in September, 1983. Pastors, members of the Associational Evangelism 
Committee and others attended this conference. 

A major project promoted by the committee was the Tri-County Crusade. 
This crusade was held in Spruce Pine July 8-13. 

We need to take a look at our record for 1983-84. 

Fourteen of the 23 churches reported one or more baptisms. Fifty-one bap- 
tisms were reported. Last year 49 were baptized by 13 churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gene Gardner, Chairman, 
Evangelism Committee 

SEMINARY EXTENSION REPORT 

Southern Baptists are committed to education. Southern Baptists believe the 
Bible and look to it for guidance. They take seriously II Timothy 2:15: 
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be 
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." For more than 30 years 
Southern Baptists have supported the Seminary Extension Department. 

What are the benefits of a Seminary Extension Center? 

1. Seminary-type learning opportunities are provided "close to home." 

2. Teachers and students encourage one another to become more effec- 
tive in Christian service. 



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3. A balanced, practical course of study is provided for pastors and lay 
persons. 

4. Efforts to improve through study result in a more effective ministry 
for lay persons and pastors. 

During the fall months of 1983, the Yancey Baptist Association sponsored a 
Seminary Extension Class. "Life and Faith of Baptists" was taught by Rev. 
James Lambert, Area Missionary. 

The 30 enrolled were excited about the study. They felt that the study was 
very informative, a real source of inspiration, and that the in-depth study 
gave to them a joyous learning experience. The class members realized that 
they had a "first-rate" teacher. One member said, "Something about Mr. 
Lambert and his teaching leads me to know that he is truly one of the best 
teachers that God has let cross my path." 

We would urge the association to continue to provide Seminary Extension 
classes. Three series of study materials are offered. These are (1) Basic, 
(2) College-level, and (3) Personal-Career Development. 

Let us take this opportunity to thank you, members of the Yancey Baptist 
Association, for giving us the privilege of serving as your Seminary Extension 
Representatives. It has been a good experience for us. We extend to our suc- 
cessor our best of wishes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jim and Harriet Buckner 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT 

The Executive Committee met October 17, 1983, with Chairman Richard 
Muri presiding. Minutes of the last meeting and a financial report were ap- 
proved. Reports were heard from the Church Program Directors. The 
responsibilities of the Associational Missions Director Search Committee were 
discussed. 

The Executive Committee met at a meeting called by Chairman Richard 
Muri on November 17, 1983. During the meeting, the Executive Committee 
voted to offer Miss Laura Mae Hilliard $7,000 to enhance her retirement, 
suggesting that Miss Hilliard place this money with Baptist Foundation and 
draw a monthly check for life. 

The Executive Committee met on January 9, 1984, with Chairman 
Richard Muri presiding. Minutes of the two prior meetings and a financial 
report were approved. Reports from Church Program Directors were heard. 
The following business was conducted by the Executive Committee: 

1. Miss Laura Mae Hilliard was approved eligible for retirement. 

2. The Executive Committee voted that we keep the office space we are now 
using as an Associational Office and ask Mr. Nat Howell to maintain it 
for us until we get someone there. 

3. The Executive Committee voted to hire someone to keep the Association- 
al Office open two hours on Monday, two hours on Wednesday, four 
hours on Friday, and more if necessary, at $5.00 per hour. 

4. The Executive Committee voted to hire Mrs. Jess Styles for this position. 



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5. Rev. Marvin Green way stated that he presented Constitutional changes 
during the Annual Meeting in August. When he compared what he pre- 
sented with the minutes, there were several changes in wording. He 
moved that the Associational Office be instructed to mimeograph Article 
VIII, Section 2 and Article VI, Sections 1 and 2, with the wording as he 
presented it; and that a sufficient amount of corrected copies be sent to 
each church, according to the number of minutes they received, with in- 
structions that they replace the wording printed in the minutes. Motion 
was seconded and carried. 
The Executive Committee met on April 9, 1984, with Chairman Richard 
Muri presiding. Minutes of the last meeting and a financial report were ap- 
proved. Reports from Church Program Directors were heard. The following 
business was conducted: 

1. The Executive Committee voted to continue paying $125 quarterly to the 
Annuity Board for the Director of Missions position. 

2. The Executive Committee approved the following annual salary package 
for the Director of Missions: 



Salary $12,000-$15,000 (with Search Committee 

deciding on exact salary) 

Insurance (life, health 

and disability) $1,128 

Travel $2,400 

Retirement $ 600 

Social Security Vi 

Moving expenses Open-ended 



3. Mr. Muri stated that Mrs. Styles was no longer working and we needed 
someone in the Associational Office. The following alternatives were 
approved: 

(1) US-2 worker Paula Williamson 

(2) Joan Thomas 

(3) Lavonne Murdock after school is out 

4. The following Planning Committee for the Associational Meeting was 
approved: Richard Muri, Chairman; Dennis Helms; Harold Bennett, 
Jr.; Marvin Greenway; Ed Hunter, Jr.; Mike Watson; Lavonne 
Murdock; and Lawrence Glenn. 

The Executive Committee met July 9, 1984, with Chairman Richard Muri 
presiding. A quorum (representatives from one-third of the member chur- 
ches) was not present so no business was conducted. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Lavonne Murdock, Clerk 



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RECEIPTS 
YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
July 1,1983 -June 30, 1984 

CHURCH BUDGET ANNUALS TOTAL 

Bank's Creek $ $ 4.50 $ 4.50 

Bee Log 9.00 9.00 

Blue Rock 9.00 9.00 

Bolens Creek 1,886.00 45.00 1,931.00 

Brown's Creek 603.00 25.00 628.00 

Burnsville, First 3,600.00 60.00 3,660.00 

Byrd's Chapel 4.50 4.50 

Cane River 146.00 35.00 181.00 

Crabtree 15.00 15.00 

Fairview 80.00 80.00 

Hall's Chapel 15.00 15.00 

Laurel Branch 295.89 25.00 320.89 

Mount Mitchell 25.00 25.00 

Mount Pleasant 1,200.00 75.00 1,275.00 

Pleasant Gap 1,780.53 25.00 1,805.53 

Pleasant Grove 72.00 12.00 84.00 

Prices Creek 27.00 27.00 

Riverside 22.50 22.50 

Shoal Creek 40.00 40.00 

South Estatoe 240.00 22.50 262.50 

West Burnsville 6,714.80 75.00 6,789.80 

Windom 1,075.25 9.00 1,084.25 

Young's Chapel 50.00 50.00 

TOTAL $17,693.47 ~$63()1)0 $18,323.47 

Received from Churches (Budget) $17,693.47 

Received from Churches (Annuals) 630.00 

Received from Churches (Laura Mae Hilliard gift) 6,035.00 

Received from Churches (SS Enlargement) 965.87 

Received from Baptist State Convention 5,250.06 

Received from Northwestern Bank (Interest) 845.5 7 

TOTAL RECEIPTS $31,419.97 

Ed Hunter, Treasurer 



DISBURSEMENTS 
YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
July 1, 1983 -June 30, 1984 

PROMOTION 

Sunday School 

Church Training 

Brotherhood 

Women's Missionary Union 



$593.55 
99.78 
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Music ^0- 

Youth 198.69 

Other -0- 

Total $892.02 

SALARIES 

Director of Missions $2,965.22 

Office Secretary : 1,004.29 

Treasurer (Honorarium) -0- 

Clerks (Honorarium) 1983 100.00 

1984 100.00 

Total $4,169.51 

OPERATING EXPENSE 

Office Rent $ 720.00 

Of f ice Supplies 721.14 

Of f ice Equipment 119.00 

Telephone 555.35 

Fuel/Electricity 805.36 

Director's Car Allowance 1,999.98 

Convention Expenses -0- 

Insurance/Retirement 1,691.70 

Total $6,612.53 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Travel Honorarium/ Max Furr $ 50.00 

Travel Honorarium/Frank Campbell 75.00 

Plaque for retiring clerk 1 5 . 82 

Plaque for retiring Missions Director 23.95 

Laura Mae Milliard Day 560.55 

Programs for Associational Meeting 105.40 

Wedding gift for secretary 10.38 

Total $841.10 

DESIGNATED EXPENDITURES 

Northwest Youth Ministries $ 400.00 

Laura Mae Hilliard Gift 6,035.00 

Baptist Foundation 7,000.00 

Annuals 561.02 

Total $13,996.02 

TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENDITURES 

Promotion $ 892.02 

Salaries 4,169.51 

Operating expenses 6,612.53 

Miscellaneous 841.10 

Total $12,515.16 

Designated Expenditures $13,996.02 

GRAND TOTAL $26,511.18 



Ed Hunter, Treasurer 



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BUILDING FUND 



July 1, 1983 -June 30, 1984 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester H. Wing $ 180.00 

Mrs. Frank Deyton 25.00 

Current Mission Group, First Baptist Church 10.00 

Mrs. Louise Eckstorm 200.00 

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 300.00 

Laura Mae Hilliard 600.00 

Tensie Bailey/Memory of Rev. A.Z. Jamerson 40.00 

West Burnsville Baptist Church 25.00 

$1,380.00 

Balance from last year 7,345.57 

1983-1984 Deposits 1,380.00 

Total $8,725.57 

Interest through June 1984 608.75 

GRAND TOTAL $9,334.32 

Wanda Robertson, Treasurer 
Y.B.A. Building Fund 

PROPOSED BUDGET 1984-1985 
PROMOTION EXPENSE 

Sunday School $ 400.00 

Vacation Bible School 100.00 

Church Training 200 . 00 

Brotherhood 100.00 

Woman's Missionary Union 100.00 

Music 100.00 

Youth 200.00 

Miscellaneous Promotion Expense 100.00 

Total $ 1,300.00 

SALARIES 

Director of Missions $15,000.00 

Office Secretary 1 ,800.00 

Treasurer 100.00 

Clerk 100.00 

Total $17,000.00 

OPERATING EXPENSE 

Office Rent 720.00 

Office Supplies 1 ,000.00 

Office Equipment 1,500.00 

Telephone 600.00 

Fuel - Electricity 900.00 

Director's Car Allowance 2,400.00 

Convention Expense 300.00 

Insurance 1,128.00 

Retirement Plan 600.00 

Total $ 9,148.00 

MISCELLANEOUS $ 1,000.00 

GRAND TOTAL $28,448.00 

"31" Everett Crout 



FORWARD THROUGH THE AGES 



As your Associational Historian, I am also a thief because I stole a quote 
from The Biblical Recorder's editor, R.G. Puckett, which reads loud and 
clear - "We have been solemnly reminded that those who forget history are 
destined to relive it." 

Relative to this indictment, William Arthur Ward said it this way -"The 
Historian need not be a Prophet, but the Prophet must be a student of 
History." 

We have met here this God-given day to expose our works and our faith 
before the brethren. In so doing, allow me to use another profound quote from 
William Arthur Ward - "To prepare for the future, examine the present, to 
understand the present, study the past." (history) 

To this writer, 1983 has been a year of adversities in the Yancey Baptist 
Association, but we did not break under the stress, nor did we (pastors and 
laymen) break any positive records. 

For exposure to the peoples of Southern Baptist churches, we attempt to 
publish for you the history of Yancey Baptist Association as they occurred on 
record. 

First off, with deep emotions, I recall last October, 1983, when Mrs. Nellie 
Styles ended twenty-two (22) years of service to this Association. She was 
presented a plaque at the Annual Meeting, also given a "Book of Letters" 
from the church clerks, association officers and others (Note - we love you, 
Nellie). 

This is not world history but local history - Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 
worked through January 1984, and yet time did not stand still - she is going 
strong in the vineyard of our Lord. Laura Mae was honored on November 20, 
1983, at First Baptist Church, by all her associational friends as well as those 
as far away as Raleigh and other distant places. She was presented a valid 
check for $6,035.00, also received many gifts from individuals. Three chur- 
ches - namely, Pleasant Gap, Cane River, and First Baptist, still continue 
some support. 

Also, another chapter of interest comes into focus as we rehearse the events 
of Laura Mae Day - The Association along with the body of Deacons, gave 
her a plaque which named the twenty-three churches and their locations in 
the Yancey County Association. 

Now ! to the hour of great excitement and honor, we reach the zenith of our 
ex-missionary. The North Carolina State Convention recognized and 
honored her with a Historical Plaque for serving in one association for forty 
and one-half (40Vi) years, the longest tenure of any Director of Missions in 
the Southern Baptist Convention. Wow! That's what I call History! For 
more about Laura Mae, are they not written in the Book of Chronicles of 
Southern Baptists? 

Here is a vision of the future: Twelve (12) children participated in the 
Children's Bible Drill. Nine were recognized as Associational and State win- 
ners. One youth entered the Speaker's Tournament, but due to illness was 
unable to compete - she still won God's favor. Out of this could come some 
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To God be the glory! There were 51 souls baptized into the Kingdom of 
God - that's good, but not good enough. Lay people, do we understand who 
we are? Do we remember from where we came? Are we meeting our respon- 
sibilities? Are we meeting our obligations? 

For the past and for the future, History will tell - tell it all. 

In the Master's Name, 
Harold Lusk, Historian 

NC/TOGO PARTNERSHIP 

Partners in Wholeness, the NC/TOGO Partnership, is well into the first of 
its three-and-a-half years. Begun with the vote of the Baptist State Conven- 
tion last November, the Partnership involves North Carolina Baptists, the 
Foreign Mission Board, Baptist missionaries in Togo, and the Togolese Bap- 
tist Association. 

Togo is a small country on the coast of West Africa, located next to Ghana 
and near Nigeria. It is fairly typical of countries in the Third World, those 
developing countries where there is much poverty and many needs. 

The Partnership is located in the Upper Ogou Region of Togo. This is a 
very poor area, where life expectancy is only 38 years and 50% of the children 
die before they reach the age of six. 

Several factors contribute to this situation. Water is a major problem. 
Women, whose responsibility it is to obtain water, often must walk many 
miles to a well or stream. Sadly, even that water is usually contaminated with 
parasites. During the dry season, which lasts for six months, water may not be 
available for crops or animals. Water problems are compounded by poor 
nutrition. While adequate quantities of food may be available, the traditional 
Togolese diet is very high in starch and low in protein. 

All of this is made even worse by the lack of basic health information or 
simple medical care. Common childhood diseases, which would be easily 
thrown off by most American children, can be fatal in Togo. Many of these 
diseases, like measles, could be prevented by inoculations, if only they were 
available. Poor health information leads to more deaths. For example, the 
traditional "cure"for childhood diarrhea is to withhold fluids. This 
seemingly logical response, of course, speeds dehydration and hastens death. 

The Upper Ogou is also an area with deep spiritual needs. The primary 
religion is animism or fetishism, the traditional worship of many spirits. Un- 
til last fall, the only other Christian work in the region was at two small 
Catholic missions. Even the Moslems have only one small mosque in the area. 
Last fall, Baptist missionaries and Togolese Baptist preachers led an 
evangelistic crusade in which nearly 400 were saved and six preaching stations 
were established. In an area in which the primary region is based on fear, the 
good news of Christ, with its message of hope and joy is falling on fertile 
ground. 

The Partnership seeks to address these many needs. Central to the project is 
a Community Learning Center, now being built at the village of Moretan. 
This center will consist of a classroom, eating facilities, and several 
traditional Togolese huts, built of mud bricks and thatched roofs. The Com- 
munity Learning Center, when completed, will be a site to which people from 



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nearby villages can come to learn better nutrition, improved agricultural 
techniques, simple health education, and other ways to improve their lives 
and health. It will also be a place where the Togolese can experience the love 
of God as it is expressed in word and in deed by North Carolina volunteers 
and others working there. 

At the time of this writing (July 1), fourteen North Carolina Baptists have 
been to Togo as volunteers. Ten others are scheduled to go to Togo during 
August and September. These include carpenters, engineers, nurses, doctors, 
masons, a cook, electrician, and a dozer operator. 

You can have a part in the Partnership. During the next three years, we 
will be looking for nearly 300 volunteers. You may be one of the ones we 
need. If you are not able to go, you may be able to give. The Hunger Relief 
Fund of the Foreign Mission Board pays for the hunger-related parts of the 
project. The NC/TOGO Partnership Fund of the Baptist State Convention 
assists volunteers who are unable to pay all of their own expenses and finances 
part of the administrative and promotional costs. While some can go as volun- 
teers and many can help financially, all can undergird the Partnership 
through prayer. Please pray for career missionaries in Togo, for North 
Carolina volunteers, for the new Togolese Baptists, for the people of Upper 
Ogou, and for all in North Carolina who work to make the Partnership 
possible. Indeed, we are co-laborers with Christ, partners in bringing 
wholeness to the people of Togo, ministering in the name of the One who 
seeks to make each of us whole. 

James Y. Green, Chairman 
NC/TOGO Partnership 
Steering Committee 

REPORT OF YOUTH AND CAMPUS MINISTRIES 

Four Caswell Weeks, with the theme "Run in the Son, " involved over 
3,500 young people. Special conferences for youth ministers and the beginning 
of a coordinated Convention youth calendar are other projects undertaken in 
1983-84 by Rick Traylor. A drama conference, youth council retreats, 
resources for local ministry, and specific consultation with several associations 
are other emphases within the total scope of Youth Ministries. Our job in this 
way is to help the churches do their work more effectively. 

In Campus Ministry you as North Carolina Baptists expect us to minister 
on your behalf and to serve as consultants with some of those who work with 
students from within the local church. Baptist Student Union can be found 
on campuses from Cullowhee to Murfreesboro, in residential settings like Ap- 
palachian or Duke or Gardner Webb and in commuter institutions such as 
Wilkes and Central Piedmont and Davidson Community College. These 
students raised more than $40,000 for missions, learned and practiced 
evangelism and personal witnessing, worshipped, studied the Bible, found 
ways of serving others in churches or communities and disciplined themselves 
toward growth as Christians in their spiritual, social and intellectual lives. 

A Student Convention at Ridgecrest in late September will focus on our 
Christian family and emphasize missions. A special conference for Inter- 
national Students is scheduled for Charlotte in November. Hundreds of 



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students from a score of campuses will go into churches for youth revivals or 
special church-wide programs. NC Students will be part of a major Missions 
Conference in Nashville in late December. Perhaps the most important 
dimension of our work in Christ's name and on your behalf, however, are the 
day-to-day conversations and regular programs on a local level which em- 
phasize prayer, churchmanship, ethical decision-making, world issues in 
Christian perspective, personal stewardship or commitment and life- 
planning. 

As we, employees of your General Board or the Baptist campuses, consult 
with Sunday School teachers, lead worship, train student leaders and bear 
witness to God's life-changing power and love in Jesus Christ, we give thanks 
for your support through the Cooperative Program and in other significant 
ways. May God continue to bless us together. 

James Y. Green, Director 
Division of Youth & Campus Ministries 

BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME 

Because men dare to dream, we ride in automobiles, fly in airplanes, travel 
underwater for months in submarines, and have even sent men to the moon 
and back. 

John Mills dared to dream about a home where needy children could have 
an opportunity for a fresh start in life. As a result, he and others helped 
found the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina almost one hundred 
years ago on November 11, 1895. 

Needy children from broken homes is one of the Baptists' greatest missions. 
We in the Yancey Baptist Association have the opportunity to fulfill that 
mission through produce, canned goods, potatoes, cabbage, pumpkins, sweet 
potatoes (these will still be stored at Vergis Anglin's on Bolens Creek), 
through the Cooperative Program, and through direct giving. 

Let us in the Yancey Baptist Association give generously this year to a very 
worthwhile mission. 

Sincerely submitted, 
Cecil Huskins, Representative 
Children's Home 

BAPTIST RETIREMENT HOMES OF 
NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 

From October to April 1984, North Carolina Baptists gave 26.3% of the 
Homes total income through the Cooperative Program, N.C. Missions Of- 
fering and special gifts. This support covered 77% of the Homes benevolent 
care ministry. Benevolent care projections for the fiscal year ending Septem- 
ber 30, 1984, are running at about $1,000,000. Mission gifts, it appears, will 
fall short of the need by about $250,000. During fiscal year 1983 mission sup- 
port was $306,000 less than the need. Currently, approximately 40% of the 
residents in the five homes are able to pay this full cost of care. Ten percent of 
the nursing care residents underwrite their full cost of care. We can readily 
see from these facts that mission gifts are vital to the benevolent care ministry 
of the Retirement Homes. 

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The trustees have made, in the past several months, some major decisions. 
These decisions have launched a Capital Funds Campaign - "A Call to 
Remember," to raise 2V2 million dollars to be used to renovate and update the 
Hayes Home facility and improve the grounds of the campus. The Homes 33 
year heritage has been marked by the deepest concern and genuine Christian 
love for the persons who have lived in the Baptist Retirement Homes. Our 
mission is challenging as we endeavor to meet the growing needs of our older 
population. We as Baptists of this great state must, with our prayers and our 
gifts, meet the needs of our Baptist Homes. 

Jack Mcintosh, Representative 
Baptist Homes 

1984 BAPTIST HOSPITAL REPORT 

During the past year Baptist Hospital admitted 24,577 patients for a total of 
218,735 days of patient care. There were 211,547 outpatient clinic visits and 
31,930 visits to the emergency room. Surgical procedures totaled 11,816 in- 
cluding 700 open heart operations and 20 kidney transplants. 

Several clinical advances during the past year serve as examples of the 
hospital's quality of care. (1) Neurosurgeons have developed a new procedure 
for treating head injuries which has resulted in our having the lowest mor- 
tality rate for patients with this type of injury of any major medical center in 
the world. (2) Improvements in perinatal care with special emphasis on 
prevention of preterm labor have resulted in a lower infant mortality rate 
and in a 15% reduction in the number of babies in Forsyth County needing 
to be admitted to the intensive care nursery. (3) A new treatment offers relief 
without surgery for many patients suffering from ruptured vertebral discs. (4) 
Many patients with kidney stones should benefit from the use of new equip- 
ment being acquired in the Section of Urology. It uses ultrasound to break up 
stones of the urinary tract so that, in many instances, surgery is not necessary. 

The School of Pastoral Care during the past year provided clinical pastoral 
education to 276 ministers through 47 clinical-pastoral programs. Chaplains 
in the Department of Pastoral Care made more than 33,000 visits to patients, 
families of patients, and hospital staff. The department also provided more 
than 20,000 hours of pastoral counseling at its various centers in Winston- 
Salem, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Morganton, and Charlotte. This program was 
supported in part from gifts through the Cooperative Program which amoun- 
ted to $515,556 during the past year. Dr. J. Dewey Hobbs began his work on 
March 15 as the new director of the Department of Pastoral Care. 

The hospital received $351,801 through the North Carolina Missions Of- 
fering during the fiscal year. A total of 418 patients received financial 
assistance on their bills through this fund. These bills range in size from $20 
to $21,000. 

The trustees, staff and especially the patients at Baptist Hospital deeply ap- 
preciate the Baptist churches for their continuing support. 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson 



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CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 



There are seven Baptist colleges located in North Carolina. These are: 
Campbell, Chowan, Gardner-Webb, Mars Hill, Meredith, Wake Forest and 
Wingate. 

In a special study, adopted by the Council on Christian Higher Education, 
The Baptist College was described as "A place for study; a place for growing 
in spiritual and intellectual maturity; and a place where life continues and 
futures are shaped." 

That same report says Baptist colleges are worth what they cost because they 
offer: 

1. A good, comprehensive educational experience. 

2. An atmosphere of Christian trust and loving concern. 

3. The challenge to think and to distinguish among values. 

4. An understanding of the place of faith, and the scope and limitations of 
reason. 

5. Acceptance into a person-centered community where spiritual, personal 
and intellectual growth are encouraged. 

6. The opportunity to become familiar with the great ideas and cultures of 
the past. 

7. The motivation to develop a Christian world-view for facing the uncer- 
tainties of the future and for resisting the claims of rivals to Christian 
thought. 

The choice of college education can have a life-shaping impact on an in- 
dividual. The ministry of our Baptist colleges has prospered in North 
Carolina because of the prayers and the gifts of churches, and because Baptist 
youth continue to attend. 

The year 1984 marks the 150th anniversary for Wake Forest University. 
Equally significant, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina 
celebrates 150 years of involvement and partnership in Christian education. 
It all began in 1834. 

Let us all continue to favor our Baptist colleges in our gifts and prayers. 
Let us encourage our youth to put Christ first in their lives. Our youth of 
today will be our leaders of tomorrow. 

Sheila P. Ramsey 

ANNUITY BOARD 

This report is based upon the latest figures which are available to me at this 
time. These figures show that in North Carolina there are 3,278 staff mem- 
bers in 2,329 churches and associations participating in the Southern Baptist 
Retirement Program. In Yancey Association we have approximately 11 staff 
members who are participating in the program. 

The Annuity Board continues to show remarkable growth. Total assets for 
1983 were $1.25 billion - an increase of almost $200 million over 1982. 

Investment income reached a record amount of $150.2 million in 1983 . . . 
Premium income increased $12.8 million in 1983 to close the year with $98.32 
million, while a record $37.6 million was paid in insurance benefits. 



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Together the Cooperative Program and the Annuity Board build financial 
security through retirement programming for ministers, church employees, 
denominational personnel and retired ministers or their widows who have 
inadequate incomes. In this special relationship, the Cooperative Program 
channels to the Annuity Board a financial allocation which is used entirely 
for relief assistance to retired ministers or their widows who have inadequate 
incomes. 

After a church contributes to the retirement program for persons serving in a 
ministerial capacity, his or her state convention then channels as much as 
$200 yearly to the member's program at the Annuity Board. In this way, the 
Annuity Board receives more than $5 million in Cooperative Program funds 
from state conventions in the Southern Baptist Convention. Although the 
money comes to the board indirectly, it can still be considered Cooperative 
Program funds. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Marvin Greenway, Representative 
Annuity Board 



THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

In 1983 the distribution of Scriptures by the Bible Societies throughout the 
world totaled 497,715,345 Bibles, New Testaments, Portions and Selections, a 
2.7 percent increase over the number distributed in 1982. The figure for 
Bibles reached a record 11,211,617 copies. 

Scriptures are reaching people in more than 150 countries and territories 
around the world and are helping them discover not only the joy of Christian 
living but the pathway to eternal life through Jesus Christ. 

March 1984 was the "Month of the Bible" for the Bible Society's West 
Bank Agency in East Jerusalem. Featured activities included Bible 
competitions in schools, Scripture exhibitions, and lectures in the Bible by 
Arab scholars from different churches. 

Mr. Terje Hartberg, a Norwegian who is executive secretary of the Bible 
Society in Israel, recently reported: "The constant political uncertainty in 
the West Bank and the chaotic economic situation have not reduced the Bible 
Society's outreach with Scriptures. The difficulties we encounter here have, if 
anything, increased people's interest in the Word of God." 

"Take a Journey of Hope," that's the theme for this year's Bible Sunday, 
November 18. Plan now to help make Bible Sunday a very special JOURNEY 
OF HOPE from your church to the millions of people who are still waiting 
and wanting to read God's Word for themselves in their own languages. Also 
remember that they always ask for our prayers for their work to make the 
Word more widely known and used. 

Mrs. Brooks Boone, Representative 
American Bible Society 



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BAPTIST FOUNDATION REPORT 



In the midst of our attention to space exploration, adventures of science fic- 
tion personalities, and the real-life exploits of astronauts, the lovable charac- 
ter, "E.T." was born. He became the object of our sympathy and affection, as 
well as the source of revenue for his creators. For the North Carolina Baptist 
Foundation, the letters "E.T." have taken on another and especially 
significant meaning during the year 1983-84. The most exciting new idea was 
the creation of the Endowment Trust - Everybody's Trust. It is now possible 
for practically every adult in our churches to participate in sustained support 
of Baptist work through a perpetual trust. Each of us wishes we could con- 
tinue our witness forever. We know that we should plan for such continuing 
witness. And now each of us can participate in permanent support of our par- 
ticular Baptist interest. 

The Endowment Trust you create may be started with as small a gift as 
$25.00. You may add a tax deductible gift to it as often as you wish, in 
whatever amount you wish. When the principal attains a minimum which 
you predetermine, (usually $1,000), then the income earned is distributed to 
the Baptist cause which you also predetermined. The income will be paid 
every year, after year, after year - forever ! 

The potential? 

If friends of just one-half the members of our churches who die each year 
should place their memorial gifts in Endowment Trusts to honor those per- 
sons, we could increase the support base of Baptist work by six million dollars 
each year ! 

If 1,000 of us with vision should honor retiring pastors or faithful church 
leaders, or recognize the birthdays of venerable members with Endowment 
Trusts, that would place one million dollars in trust for Baptist causes! 

If those of us who shop and search for a meaningful gift for parent or other 
loved one should give them, instead, a trust in their name, we would instantly 
make available millions of dollars for mission outreach ! 

One example is worth a million descriptive words. Just a few months ago, a 
widow in Thomasville created an Endowment Trust in memory of her 
husband. Her initial gift was $100. At Christmas, she and her children added 
to the Trust. As this report is being written, five checks totaling $300 to be 
placed in the Trust have arrived from this family "in memory of him on 
Father's Day!" Surely a more loving and significant gesture is difficult to 
find. Each of us has equal access to such joy ! 

The impact of the E.T. Trust, and the increasing awareness that we each 
have a responsibility for the eternal use of our material resources, has caused 
Baptists of North Carolina to give this past year through new trusts, 
designated additions of existing trusts, and through increased value of assets 
managed by the Foundation a total of $953,000, an increase of almost a 
million dollars each year ! Income earned by trusts - income which is all paid 
out to Baptist causes or annuitants - was $534,000 last year. A half-million 
dollars distributed, much of it in the name of persons no longer living on 
earth ! 

Rapidly increasing, and very evident in this past year, is the service ren- 
dered as executor of estates and through exercising power of attorney. This is 



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a service which the Foundation happily affords and which will soon be ex- 
panded when a staff person will be assigned this responsibility. 

No author of science fiction generates more excitement than you who make 
commitment of self and substance for the Lord's work - forever! The Foun- 
dation exists to help you discover ways to demonstrate your own commitment 
through planned stewardship of those resources which you leave after life on 
earth ceases. 

Edwin S. Coates 
Executive Secretary 

CHRISTIAN ACTION LEAGUE 

We rejoice in victories that God has given us in the past year and recognize 
our dependency upon him for the challenges in the coming year. 

I. UNIFORM DRINKING AGE OF 21: President Reagan has signed 
into law legislation that results in states losing federal highway funds if age 21 
is not established as a minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages. N.C. 
General Assembly bowed to the pressures of the beer industry and bar and 
tavern operators and did not raise our state's drinking age to 21. States that 
have gone to age 21 have experienced a 28% reduction in teen-age fatalities in 
alcohol-related crashes. So, what we could not accomplish with our own 
legislators, the League joined with our counterparts in other states and laun- 
ched a campaign in the U.S. Congress which was successful. It is apparent 
now that the 1985 legislature will raise the drinking age to 21 because of the 
projected loss of $15 to $30 million in federal highway funds. It goes to prove 
that we have a General Assembly that is more concerned about dollars than 
the lives of our young people. 

II. LOTTERY: Thanks to your help, the General Assembly defeated by a 
narrow margin legislation that would have put the state into the gambling 
business. However, the pro-gambling industry has targeted North Carolina as 
a key state for another effort in 1985. Now is the time to get commitments 
from the candidates to the 1985 General Assembly to oppose such legislation. 
You have the ear of politicians at election time. So, use your influence while it 
counts. 

III. PORNOGRAPHY: North Carolina has become the nation's "smut" 
capital with more sex outlets (X-rated theaters, etc.) per capita than any other 
state. Now, we are being told that only the states of New York and California 
exceed North Carolina in the availability and distribution of child por- 
nography. 

Quite frankly, our state government has done absolutely nothing to curb 
the porno plague that has been sweeping our state. Some local communities 
have been successful by enacting Public Display Laws dealing with porno 
magazines in convenience stores, etc. 

A few communities have been able to close down some X-rated theaters. 
Senator Jesse Helms has legislation pending in the U.S. Senate that will curb 
dial-a-porn and cable porn that has become so prominent. Let him know of 
your support in this area. Contact the Christian Action League, P.O. Box 
2126, Raleigh, NC 27602, if we can assist you in dealing with the por- 
nography questions in your community. 



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IV. BEER, WINE, AND LIQUOR ELECTIONS: We consider it a 
privilege to have been able to assist several areas in defeating referendums in 
the past year. The alcohol industry was defeated in campaigns conducted in 
Nash, Edgecombe, Scotland and Chatham counties. The communities of 
White Lake, Clarkton and Mocksville, were also victorious in similar votes. 
However, one of the key victories was in the Avery County town of Elk Park 
where beer sales were abolished. This ought to encourage other areas to follow 
their leadership. 

V. ABORTION: North Carolina remains the only state in the Southeast 
to use state tax funds for medically unnecessary abortions. Federal funds are 
provided for those cases where the mother's life is endangered. However, we 
use state tax funds for those who use abortion as a matter of birth control or 
convenience. States like Texas stopped using state tax funds for such and have 
discovered that there was no increase in the rate of complications. To remove 
this funding, get a commitment from your candidates to the N.C. General 
Assembly. 

CONCLUSION: Through your prayers and financial support, you have 
made it possible for the League to be able to have a BOLD witness in the 
BOLD MISSION that you have given us. As we approach a new year, need 
we be reminded: ALL THAT IS NECESSARY FOR EVIL TO FLOURISH 
IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING. 

Tom M. Freeman, President, 
Coy C. Privette, Executive Director 
Christian Action League 

Dear Yancey Baptists, 

Time changes some things but not all things. I know this to be true. For 
forty years I was your Director of Missions and now for a few days over six 
months I have been "just" a Yancey Baptist— time made this change necessary. 
What has not changed is my love for you and your love for me. I know I have 
a place in your hearts. Thanks be to God that some things do not change. 

How does one thank people for all that happened on November 20, 1983? 
You came in the rain, you said such kind things, you brought such good food 
for the meal and delicious refreshments for the reception, the music was 
superb, sincere prayers were prayed, you brought gifts, you presented me with 
a generous check, three churches promised continued support and in the 
closing moments we had the joy of worshipping our God together and accep- 
ting a challenge to go from that place to be "the light of the world." What a 
day ! What a blessed memory—and it is needed. I do not know the words to ex- 
press my appreciation but until I come up with a better word, let me say, 
"Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! " Thanks for November 20 and for all the other 
days of the forty years. 

I have been asked, "How are you doing?" Financially, you need not worry 
about me. Thanks for your part in making this true. These six months have 
been a time of adjustment, heart searching, making some important decisions, 
and new commitments. My heart has rejoiced as you have given me many and 
different opportunities to continue being involved in the work of the Lord in 
and through His churches. My prayer is that this will never change as long as 
God gives me breath. 

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In simple trust like theirs who heard 

Beside the Syrian sea 
The gracious calling of the Lord 
Let us, like them, without a word 

Rise up and follow Thee 

-Whittier 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 



God bless you, 
Laura Mae 



The Foreign Mission Board was created by the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion during its organizational meeting in 1845. Its purpose: to provide a 
channel for Baptist believers and churches in the United States to work 
together to share the gospel with all nations. 

One year later the board's first appointed missionary went to China. By 
1900, missionaries had been appointed to Nigeria, Mexico, Italy, Brazil and 
Japan. Missionaries had been sent to 12 more countries by 1941. 

These missionaries proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. They help national 
colleagues plant churches and nurture congregations. They commit them- 
selves to the training of local Baptist leadership. They involve themselves in 
ministry with local Baptist bodies they serve. They minister to people through 
social services, relief and development projects, medical work, publications 
and broadcasting. 

1983 showed dramatic increases in 7 major categories: 

1. More than 27 churches were organized on the average during every week 
last year. That brought the total number of churches overseas to which 
we relate to 13,586. 

2. The number of countries served by Southern Baptist missionaries in- 
creased in 1983 from 96 to 102. 

3. Seminary enrollment in 1983 nearly doubled the previous year's increase 
with an enrollment gain of 18 percent. 

4. With the appointment of 357 missionaries, the year end total reached 
3,346. Nearly 60 percent (213) of the 357 were career appointments. 
Others were approved for shorter terms. 

5. During 1983, more than 4,700 men and women participated in volun- 
teer projects, in partnership missions, and in partnership evangelism 
efforts. 

6. Many evangelistic opportunities come to missionaries, to churches and 
associations because of efforts to meet physical needs around them. 
Community health services and care for persons with acute or chronic 
physical problems are carried on through 21 hospitals and 113 clinics 
around the world. 

7. During 1983, more than 17.5 million periodicals, books and tracts 
were published in the 27 Baptist publication centers around the world. 
Television ministries reached more than 65 million and radio more than 
50 million. More than 300,000 people were enrolled in correspondence 
courses during the year. 



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How God uses believing people to get the gospel to unbelieving men and 
women is a many-splendored story across many centuries. 

God has placed the world in our hearts. God has given us a responsive, 
dangerous, opportune moment in history. 

Why? 

God is loving us to love a lost world. 
How? 

We must stand tall on our knees. We must be courageous in humility. We 
must be prophetic in love. We must get on with doing missions, the greatest 
task God ever entrusted to human beings. 

HOME MISSIONS 

The Home Mission Board describes its purpose as helping Southern Bap- 
tists share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of our nation, beginning 
with personal and individual ties, and working outward, teaching, 
preaching, beginning new fellowships of Christians, ministering to all per- 
sons who are lonely and hurting, poor in money and poor in hope. 

The Board does this in many ways: in direct missions, it employs and 
assigns missionaries to reach the nation's unchurched; in indirect missions, it 
develops strategies and provides resources for every "missions unit" in S.B.C. 
life: the local church, the association, the state convention. 

The Home Mission Board (HMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention 
works in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Canada and the 
American Virgin Islands. 

With the approximately 3,700 missionaries who serve throughout America, 
approximately 300 staff and support personnel work full time in the HMB of- 
fices in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The HMB places about 46,000 special workers on mission fields every year. 
This includes evangelism workers, choirs, youth and adult mission groups, 
student summer and semester missionaries, Sojourners for older teens and 
young adults, Campers on Mission and Christian Service Corps volunteers. 

The HMB endorses more than 1,600 chaplains serving in hospitals, in- 
stitutions, business, industry and the military. 

One hundred million Americans identify with a language-culture group 
other than Anglo-American. More than 1,300 language missionaries serve 
these groups. Today the HMB ministers to 84 of the 200 language-culture 
groups in the United States. 

About 315 missionaries serve in Christian Social Ministries. 

Approximately 900 pastors, many who serve in newer areas of the Conven- 
tion, receive Church Pastoral Aid from the HMB. 

About 80 US-2ers - college graduates serving as missionaries for a two-year 
term - work on home mission fields. 

More than 50 percent of the annual home mission budget is committed to 
ministries in newer areas of the Convention, states entered by Southern Bap- 
tist after 1940. 

A total of 1,011 Mission Service Corps volunteers have been assigned to 
home mission fields since 1976. 

The HMB total budget for 1984 is $57,300,000, inclusive of church loans. 
Operation of the HMB and its ministries costs $4,775,000 per month, 
$1,101,923 per week, $156,557 per day, $6,523 per hour or $109 per minute. 

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STATE MISSIONS 



The theme of the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO) taken in Sep- 
tember of 1983 was "Hope is Something you Give." This theme is very ap- 
propriate indeed. Giving someone hope, in more cases than not, involves 
financial support. How we spend our money is usually an accurate picture of 
our priorities. We spend where we believe. 

North Carolina Baptists have a long and cherished history of believing in 
missions, benevolences and Christian education. This is why we began our 
state convention. This is why we started colleges, children's homes, a hospital 
and homes for the aging. This is the basis for our state mission program. 

In 1984, some 154 years after the founding of the state convention, North 
Carolina remains very much a mission field. Our "Baptist" state, for exam- 
ple, includes over 2,000,000 unchurched individuals, people who belong to 
no church of any kind. We have yet to even approach a ministry worthy of 
our strength to migrant farm workers, language and ethnic groups, and 
special people like the deaf, blind and mentally retarded. In these areas, we 
have only begun. 

Although the Cooperative Program is the major source of financial sup- 
port, the North Carolina Missions Offering is an absolute essential to carry on 
our mission program statewide. The social service agencies, like the 
Children's Homes and Homes for the Aging, depend heavily on money from 
NCMO. Money to Baptist hospital goes exclusively to help individuals who 
are unable to pay the full cost of medical care. Baptist colleges and univer- 
sities use the money only for North Carolina Baptist students in need of 
financial aid. 

Each ministry supported, however different in scope and design, has the 
same basic purpose of leading men and women to know the eternal hope 
found in Jesus Christ. This is true hope we give to the world. 

In his last words to the disciple, Jesus made plain that his commission was to 
all the world. He said, "Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and 
in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts) 
1:8) 

This means we are responsible for the community where we live, the area 
or state in which our community is located, the areas or states adjacent to our 
state, and the world beyond our national borders. 

Without doubt state missions is Bible missions. 



DATE CHURCH LETTERS RECEIVED 
EARLY BIRD HONOR ROLL 



Windom 


July 3 


Byrd's Chapel 


July 16 


Pleasant Gap 


July 5 


Crabtree 


July 16 


Cane River 


July 9 


Fairview 


July 16 


Riverside 


July 9 


Pleasant Grove 


July 16 


Hall's Chapel 


July 11 


Shoal Creek 


July 16 


South Estatoe 


July 11 


Bolens Creek 


July 17 


West Burnsville 


July 11 


Mount Pleasant 


July 17 


Laurel Branch 


July 12 


Prices Creek 


July 17 


Brown's Creek 


July 13 


Young's Chapel 


July 17 


Burnsville, First 


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OTHERS RECEIVED AS FOLLOWS 

Mount Mitchell July 18 

Bank's Creek July 20 

Bee Log July 30 

Blue Rock August 2 




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The 1984 Annual 
of the 

Yancey Baptist Association 
includes the following 
Statistical Tables 
for your further 
information and reference. 



TABLE A CHURCH MEMBER- 




3 


4 


5 


13 


14 


15 


SHIP & OTHER INFORMATION 
















Yancey Baptist Association 
North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/84 


Medium City 

1— Open Country < 10 000-49 OOOi 

2— Village (under 500 pop ) 5— Downtown 

3— Town (500-2499) 6— Neighborhood 
4 Small City (2.500-0.9991 7— Suburban 


Large C.ty (50 000 
or more) 

8 — Downtown 

9— Neighborhood 
0— Suburban 


iy letter. 


letter, 
etc.) 






rganized 
hurch 


c 
o 


ervices 
eld twice 
n Sunday? 


Baptisms 


additions (b 
lent, etc.) 


ers lost (by 
statement, 


CHURCHES 


Count; 


Year o 
as a c 


Locati 


CO- j 

Y ' 


= o 
N 


Total I 


Other 
staten 


Membi 

063 in, 


BANK'S CREEK 


Yancey- 


1944 


1 


Y 







1 





BEE LOG 


Yancey 


1846 


1 




N 


4 


1 





BLUE ROCK 


Yancey 


1875 


1 


Y 




2 


2 


8 


BOLENS CREEK 


Yancey 


1896 


1 


Y 




2 


12 


7 


BROWN'S CREEK 


Yancey 


1901 


1 


Y 




2 


2 


6 


BURNSVTLLE, FIRST 


Yancey 


1881 


3 




N 


9 


12 


12 


BYRD'S CHAPEL 


Yancey 


1887 


1 


Y 







1 


4 


CANE RIVER 


Yancey 


1800 


1 


Y 










10 


CRABTREE 


Yancey 


1896 


1 


Y 




1 


10 


3 


FAIRVIEW 


Yancey 


1885 


1 


Y 







3 


1 


HALL'S CHAPEL 


Yancey 


1938 


1 


Y 




2 


6 


3 


LAUREL BRANCH 


Yancey 


1807 


1 




N 





1 


3 


MOUNT MITCHELL 


Yancey 


1890 


1 


Y 




11 


5 


4 


MOUNT PLEASANT 


Yancey 


1865 


1 


Y 










2 


PLEASANT GAP 


Yancey 


1896 


1 




N 


6 


2 


2 


PLEASANT GROVE 


Yancey 


1856 


1 




N 


5 


6 


1 


PRICES CREEK 


Yancey 


1853 


1 


Y 







3 


2 


RIVERSIDE 


Yancey 


1892 


1 


Y 




1 


6 


7 


SHOAL CREEK 


Yancey 


1907 


1 


Y 




2 


2 


7 


SOUTH ESTATOE 


Yancey 


1897 


1 


Y 




1 


3 


38 


WEST BURNSVTLLE 


Yancey 


1932 


3 


Y 




3 


6 


18 


WINDOW 


Yancev 


1900 


1 


Y 







3 


19 


YOUNG'S CHAPEL 


Yancev 


1893 


1 




N 








9 


TOTALS 












51 


87 


166 


PREVIOUS YEAR TOTALS 












49 


71 


105 



-50- 



16 


17 


18 


19 


20 


24 


25 


26 


Present resident members 


Present nonresident members 


Grand total present members 


No. members received from 
non- Baptist Churches 


No. members lost to non- 
Baptist Churches 


Value of pastor's home if 
owned by the church 


Total cost for heating, 
cooling, and lighting 


Total church debt at end of 
this associational year 


40 


7 


47 











- 





180 


85 


265 











1,200 





120 


50 


170 








50,000 


1,341 


7,200 


190 


56 


246 


3 





57,500 


2,652 





91 


131 


222 





1 





1,011 





335 


160 


495 


1 





72,000 


6,870 





54 


39 


93 











345 





130 


25 


155 








40,000 


1,864 





175 


75 


250 








45,000 


2,800 





83 


92 


175 








55,000 


1,694 





39 


13 


52 











440 





58 


32 


90 











1,710 





196 


46 


242 











1,102 





123 


53 


176 





2 


15,700 


- 





135 


77 


212 








60,000 


2,476 


879 


50 


139 


189 











263 





171 





171 











- 





95 


25 


120 








5,000 


1,488 


6,000 


83 


9 


92 











600 





75 


157 


232 











1,121 





254 


110 


364 





3 





3,865 


2,575 


125 


6 


131 











1,600 





79 


86 


165 








40,000 


2,500 





2,881 


1,473 


4,354 


4 


4 


440, 20C 


36,942 


16,654 


2,887 


1,386 


4,273 


3 


1 


431, 20C 




26,240 



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TABLE B SUNDAY SCHOOL 
Yancey Baptist Association 
North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/84 


54 


55 


56 


57 


58 


59 


60 


Cradle Roll enrolment 
(Birth to 2 years) 


Preschool enrolment 
(Birth through 5 years) 


Children enrolment 

(6-11 years or grades 1-6) 


Youth enrolment 

(12-17 years or grades 7-12) 


Young Adult enrolment— Single 
(18-29 years or H.S. graduation 
through 29 years) 


Young Adult enrolment— married 
(18-29 years or H.S. graduation 
through 29 years) 


Adult enrolment 
(30-59 years) 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 





9 


5 


4 





8 


6 


BEE LOG 








6 


5 





4 


30 


BLUE ROCK 


16 


9 


10 


20 





25 


28 


BOLENS CREEK 





11 


13 


18 


12 


22 


29 


BROWN'S CREEK 





8 


6 


10 


4 





32 


BURNSVILLE, FIRST 





26 


59 


19 








86 


BYRD'S CHAPEL 





5 


5 


9 


1 


4 


21 


CANE RIVER 





2 


11 


10 


6 


5 


21 


CRABTREE 





15 


12 


20 





25 


12 


FAIRVIEW 





1 


16 


15 


10 


15 


40 


HALL'S CHAPEL 





5 


3 


10 








15 


LAUREL BRANCH 





8 


7 


15 


4 


18 


6 


MOUNT MITCHELL 


2 


14 


10 


5 


9 


20 


55 


MOUNT PLEASANT 





5 


7 


11 


15 


10 


13 


PLEASANT GAP 








4 


10 


10 





43 


PLEASANT GROVE 





1 


8 


12 


7 


2 


20 


PRICES CREEK 


1 


5 


9 


8 


1 


11 


14 


RIVERSIDE 


2 


8 


19 


8 


3 


12 


25 


SHOAL CREEK 





5 


8 


10 


4 


7 


23 


SOUTH ESTATOE 





5 


21 


15 


5 


4 


24 


WEST BURNSVILLE 





37 


30 


31 


18 


29 


75 


WINDOM 





2 


7 


9 


1 


2 


31 


YOUNG'S CHAPEL 





1 


3 


3 








8 


TOTALS 


21 


182 


279 


277 


110 


223 


657 


PREVIOUS YEAR TOTALS 


23 


161 


248 


285 


127 


224 


623 



-52- 



61 


62 


63 


64 


65 


66 


67 


68 


69 


70 


71 


72 


73 


Senior Adult enrolment 
(60 and over) 


Adults Away enrolment 


Homebound enrolment 


General officers enrolment 


Enrolment of mission(s) 
of church 


Total ongoing Sunday 
School enrolment 


Bible Study groups 
enrolment 


Total enroled in Bible Study 


Average weekly Sunday 
School attendance 


Number ethnic Sunday 
School members 


Church V B S 
enrolment 


Mission V B S 
enrolment 


Backyard Bible Club enrollment 


4 








2 





38 





38 


26 





30 








11 














56 





56 


52 














10 














118 





118 


74 





56 








27 








4 





136 





136 


84 





105 








28 








2 





90 





90 


55 





40 








21 








4 





215 





215 


117 





106 








3 














48 





48 


35 





33 








26 








2 





83 





83 


67 





52 








18 


30 


10 


26 





168 





168 


175 





94 








15 








1 





113 





113 


80 





58 








6 


13 


o 








52 





52 


31 





22 








10 





o 


1 





69 





69 


40 





50 








10 


1 


o 


4 


o 


130 


o 


130 


125 


o 


83 








27 


o 


o 


2 


o 


90 


o 


90 


60 





60 








20 


o 


o 


1 





88 





88 


50 





25 








20 


o 


o 


2 


o 


72 


o 


72 


43 


o 


47 








9 


o 


o 


5 


o 


63 


o 


63 


39 


o 


30 


o 


o 


15 








3 





95 





95 


55 





59 








20 








2 





79 





79 


60 





55 








12 








2 





88 





88 


54 





62 








34 








1 


21 


276 





276 


155 





113 








11 














63 





63 


58 





38 








10 








2 


8 


35 





35 


30 














367 


44 


10 


66 


29 


2,265 





2,265 


1,565 





1,218 








327 





12 


46 


21 


2,167 





2,167 


1,519 





1,251 









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TABLE C CHURCH TRAINING 
Yancey Baptist Association 
North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/84 


74 


75 


76 


77 


78 


Preschool enrolment 

(5 years and under— not in 

school) 


Children enrolment 

(6-11 years or grades 1-6) 


Youth enrolment 

(12-17 years or grades 7-12) 


Adult enrolment 
(18 and over) 


Equipping Centers 
enrolment 


CHURCHES 


BOLENS CREEK 


5 


8 


5 


26 


8 


BROWN'S CREEK 





2 


3 


10 





BURNSVTLLE, FIRST 








30 








MOUNT PLEASANT 








6 


14 





SHOAL CREEK 


3 


4 


6 


27 





WEST BURNSVILLE 


8 


19 


15 


65 





TOTALS 


16 


33 


65 


142 


8 


PREVIOUS YEAR TOTALS 


16 


34 


62 


165 


14 



-54- 



79 


80 


81 


82 


83 


84 


85 


86 


N.C.M.T./Survival Kit 
enrolment 


MasterLife 
enrolment 


Other enrolment 


Hold File 
enrolment 


General officers enrolment 


Enrolment of mission(s) 
of church 


Total Church 
Training enrolment 


Baptist Doctrine Study 
Y=Yes N=No 


9 











3 





55 


Y 














1 





16 


N 














2 





32 


N 











8 


2 





30 


Y 














2 





42 


Y 




















107 


N 


9 











10 





282 




7 











9 





307 





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TABLE D MUSIC MINISTRY 
Yancey Baptist Association 
North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/84 


87 


88 


89 


90 


91 


ool enrolment 
?ars) 


Children enrolment 
(6-8 years or grades 1-3) 


Children enrolment 

(9-1 1 years or grades 4-6) 


Youth enrolment 

(12-17 years or grades 7-12) 


Adult enrolment 
(18 and over) 


CHURCHES 


Presch 
(4-5 y« 


BANK'S CREEK 

















BEE LOG 

















BLUE ROCK 

















BOLENS CREEK 


2 


1 


6 





20 


BROWN'S CREEK 














16 


BURNSVILLE, FIRST 


20 


15 


16 


28 


32 


BYRD'S CHAPEL 

















CANE RIVER 












CRABTREE 














20 


FAIRVIEW 














24 


HALL'S CHAPEL 












LAUREL BRANCH 


2 


3 


5 


10 


13 


MOUNT MITCHELL 


5 


10 


2 


4 


16 


MOUNT PLEASANT 





3 


2 


2 


20 


PLEASANT GAP 














15 


PLEASANT GROVE 











8 


14 


PRICES CREEK 


5 


7 


8 


7 


9 


RIVERSIDE 


2 


1 


5 


6 





SHOAL CREEK 





3 


5 


8 


21 


SOUTH ESTATOE 








4 


4 


15 


WEST BURNSVILLE 





8 





10 


22 


WINDOW 

















YOUNG'S CHAPEL 












TOTALS 


36 


51 


53 


87 


257 


PREVIOUS YEAR TOTALS 


31 






75 


308 



-56- 



92 


93 


94 


95 


96 


97 


98 


Handbell ringers enrolment 


Vocal ensembles enrolment 


Instrumental ensembles 
enrolment 


General music 
leaders enrolment 


Enrolment of mission(s) 
of church 


Total ongoing Music Ministry 
enrolment 


Music Ministry Average 
Weekly Ongoing Attendance 










































































2 





31 


26 











3 





19 


12 


38 








4 





153 


127 











































2 


5 





27 


25 








3 


3 





30 


30 

























2 


20 


55 


30 





18 


3 


5 





63 


30 











3 





30 


25 











3 





18 


14 











4 





26 


15 





5 


2 


2 





45 


28 











2 





16 


12 





6 





4 





47 


30 











2 





25 


20 











4 





44 


18 





































38 


29 


10 


48 


20 


629 


442 


49 


39 


7 


41 







639 


497 



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TABLE E WOMAN'S MISSION- 
ARY UNION 

Yancey Baptist Association 

North Carolina 

Year Ending 6/30/84 


99 


100 


101 


102 


103 


104 


105 


Number of Organizations 


Mission Friends 
(5 years and 
under— not in school) 


Girls in action 
(6-11 years or 
grades 1-6) 


Acteens 
(12-17 years or 
grades'7-12) 


Baptist Young Women 
(18-29 years or H.S. 
graduation through 29 years) 


Baptist Women 
(30 and over) 


Mission(s) of 
church 


Total number of 
organizations 


tnunlnti 


BANK'S CREEK 





1 


1 











2 


BOLENS CREEK 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 





5 


BROWN'S CREEK 














1 





1 


BURNSVILLE, FIRST 


1 


2 


1 





2 





6 


CANE RIVER 


1 


1 


1 











3 


LAUREL BRANCH 














1 





1 


MOUNT PLEASANT 








1 


1 


1 





3 


PLEASANT GAP 



















1 


PLEASANT GROVE 








1 










2 


SHOAL CREEK 


1 


1 


1 










4 


SOUTH ESTATOE 











1 







2 




1 


1 


1 


1 







5 


TOTALS 


5 


7 


8 


4 


11 





35 


PREVIOUS YEAR TOTALS 


6 


5 


4 


3 


12 





28 



-58- 



106 


107 


108 


109 


110 


111 


112 


113 


.._ 

Enrolment 


Mission Friends 
(5 years and under— 
not in school) 


Girls in Action 
(6-1 1 years or 
grades 1-6) 


Acteens 
(12-17 years or 
grades 7-12) 


Baptist Young Women 
(18-29 years or H.S. 
graduation through 29 
years) 


Baptist Women 
(30 and over) 


WMU officers 


Mission(s) of 
church 


Total ongoing 
WMU enrolment 





3 


3 














6 


2 


3 


10 


6 


13 


2 





36 














10 


1 





11 


10 


16 


6 





27 


6 





65 


3 


4 


5 














12 














8 


1 





9 








6 


5 


11 


1 





23 














4 


3 





7 








4 





8 








12 


4 


4 


4 





14 


1 





27 














11 


4 





15 


10 


10 


12 


12 


12 


7 





63 


29 


40 


50 


23 


118 


26 





286 


31 


39 


29 


23 


150 


30. 





302 



-59- 



TABLE F BROTHERHOOD 
Yancey Baptist Association 
North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/84 


114 


115 


116 


117 


Crusaders 

(6-11 years or grades 1-6) 


Pioneers ' 

(12-17 years or grades 7-12) 


RA director and committee 


Baptist Men enrolment- 
Basic 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 


3 


3 








BOLENS CREEK 


6 


7 


1 


24 


BURNSVILLE, FIRST 


6 











SHDAL CREEK 


2 


4 


1 


8 


WEST BURNSVILLE 


16 


13 





16 


TOTALS 


33 


27 


2 


48 


PREVIOUS YEAR TOTALS 


24 


22 


3 


37 



-60- 



118 


119 


120 


121 


122 


123 


Baptist Men enrolment- 
Prayer 


Baptist Men enrolment- 
Mission Action 


Baptist Men enrolment- 
Witnessing or Lay Renewal 


Brotherhood director and 
other general Brotherhood 
Officers 


Enrolment of mission(s) 
of church 


Total ongoing Brotherhood 
enrolment 

















6 











1 





39 

















6 











1 





16 











1 





46 











3 





113 











2 





88 



-61- 



TABLE G TOTAL RECEIPTS, 
LOCAL EXPENDITURES & 
STEWARDSHIP 

Yancey Baptist Association 

North Carolina 

Year Ending 6/30/84 


21 


22 


23 


124 


125 


126 


127 


Number of tithers 


Cooperative Program goal as 
percent ot undesignated receipts 


Associational missions goal as 
percent of undesignated receipts 


Undesignated gifts, 
offerings, etc. 


Designated gifts, 
offerings, etc. 


Total tithes, all offerings, 
and special gifts 


All other receipts 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 


19 








4,108 





4,108 





BEE LOG 


4 








3,500 





3,500 





BLUE ROCK 


20 








20,075 


34,694 


54,769 





BOLENS CREEK 


58 


8 


4 


47,138 


14,528 


61,666 


3,290 


BROWN'S CREEK 


23 


4 





17,943 





17,943 





BURNSVILLE, FIRST 


67 


7 


3 


93,766 


29,685 


123,451 


1,576 


BYRD'S CHAPEL 











9,471 





9,471 


584 


CANE RIVER 


14 


10 


1 


16,138 


12,042 


28,180 


645 


CRABTREE 


20 








35,586 


12,619 


48,205 


724 


FAIRVIEW 


13 








27,561 


3,841 


31,402 





HALL'S CHAPEL 


11 








5,863 





5,863 





LAUREL BRANCH 


9 


3 


3 


10,787 





10,787 





MOUNT MITCHELL 


26 








26,981 


200 


27,181 





MOUNT PLEASANT 


20 


10 


10 


13,994 


10,316 


24,310 


2,121 


PLEASANT GAP 


20 


11 


5 


22,979 


4,296 


27 ,275 


2,400 


PLEASANT GROVE 


9 





5 


10,181 





10,181 





PRICES CREEPS 












4,783 


4,783 





RIVERSIDE 


10 








21,655 


3,899 


25,554 





SHOAL CREEK 


20 


4 





21,420 





21,420 





SOUTH ESTATOE 


10 


15 





18,917 


2,113 


21,030 


246 


WEST BURNSVILLE 


41 


10 


10 


69,491 


17,880 


87,371 





WINDOM 


10 





5 


23,370 





23,370 





YOUNG'S CHAPEL 


5 








10,858 


641 


11,499 


2,200 


TOTALS 


42< 






531,782 


151.537 


683.319 


13.786 


PREVIOUS YR. TOTALS 


34: 






506,350 


92,659 


597,509 


4,736 



-62- 



128 


129 


130 


131 ! 


132 


133 


134 


135 


Receipts 


1 borrowed 
the year 


i staff salaries 


paid out on new 
jction during the year 


3tirement during 
ar 


i literature 


ter local 
litures 


ocal 
iitures 


Total I 




Churcr 


Money 
constn 


Debt n 
the yei 


Churcr 


All otr 
expeni 


Total I 
expen( 


4,108 





2,047 








98 


914 


3,059 


3,500 





1,800 








550 





2,350 


54,769 


8,000 


14,450 


42,000 


3,200 


230 


7,814 


67,694 


64,956 





15,022 








2,313 


28,435 


45,770 


17,943 





6,430 








613 


9,967 


17,010 


125,027 





59,367 








5,995 


36,962 


102,324 


10,055 





3,772 








208 


4,752 


8,732 


28,825 





5,980 








622 


10,776 


17,378 


48,929 





13,060 


12,618 





600 


15,000 


41,278 


31,402 





12,645 





13,834 


87 


4,383 


30,949 


5,863 





3,026 








223 


1,751 


5,000 


10,787 





5,980 








771 





6,751 


27,181 





10,641 


1,493 





188 


1,580 


13,902 


26,431 





5,080 








908 


8,006 


13,994 


29,675 





7,180 





3,073 


526 


6,753 


17,532 


10,181 





4,475 








335 


170 


4,980 


4,783 





4,672 











5,031 


9,703 


25,554 


6,000 


8,195 


13,000 


1,212 


731 


4,900 


28,038 


21,420 





8,325 








923 


4,000 


13,248 


21,276 





7,940 








656 


4,711 


13,307 


87,371 





30,445 


1,365 


3,450 


2,519 


17,884 


55,667 


23,370 





6,837 


808 


500 


391 


3,848 


12,384 


13,699 





8.320 








275 


3,954 


12,549 


697,105 


14,000 


245,693 


71,284 


25.269 


19.762 


181,591 


543.599 


599,146 


8,000 


249,116 


22,868 


13,775 


16,734 


167,272 


469 ,765 



-63- 



TABLE H MISSION 
EXPENDITURES 

Yancey Baptist Association 

North Carolina 

Year Ending 6/30/84 


136 


137 138 


139 


140 


CHURCH SPONSORED MISSIONS 


Cooperative Program 




Money paid out on new 
construction during 
the year 


All other church 
sponsored mission 
expenditures 


Total church sponsored 
mission expenditures 


Associational missions 
program 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 

















BEE LOG 

















BLUE ROCK 

















BOLENS CREEK 











3,890 


1,886 


BROWN'S CREEK 











581 


603 


BURNSVTLLE/ FIRST 











8,557 


3,600 


BYRD'S CHAPEL 

















CANE RIVER 











1,502 


181 


CRABTREE 

















FAIRVIEW 











105 


80 


HALL'S CHAPEL 

















LAUREL BRANCH 











296 


296 


MOUNT MITCHELL 














25 


MOUNT PLEASANT 











2,442 


1,500 


PLEASANT GAP 











3,264 


1,781 


PLEASANT GROVE 











340 


72 


PRICES CREEK 

















RIVERSIDE 

















SHOAL CREEK 











960 





SOUTH ESTATOE 


o 








2,658 


540 


WEST BURNSVILLE 





2,179 


2,179 


7,129 


6,715 


WINDOM 


o 











1,075 


YOUNG'S CHAPEL 

















TOTALS 





2,179 


2,179 


31,814 


18,354 


PREVIOUS YEAR TOTALS 








28,463 


16,640 



-64- 



141 142 


143 


144 


145 


146 


147 


148 | 149 


150 


OTHER MISSION CAUSE EXPENDITURES 


Grand Total 
Mission expenditures 


State missions 


SB Home 

Missions (incl. Annie 
Armstrong Easter offering) 


SB Foreign 
Missions (incl. Lottie 
Moon Christmas offering) 


SB Christian 

education (schools, etc.) 


SB Children's 
homes 

(cash plus goods) 


SB Hospitals 


SB Homes 
for the aged 


All other (Bible 
Society, Temperance 
League, etc.) 


Total other mission 
cause expenditures 



















































































3,672 


3,672 


3,672 


3,406 


3,236 


6,330 





200 








353 


15,411 


19,301 


1,867 


296 


827 

















3,593 


4,174 


1,247 


1,255 


2,590 














1,045 


9,737 


18,294 























711 


711 


711 


414 


806 


3,400 





452 








236 


5,489 


6,991 



































716 


888 














995 


2,679 


2,784 























750 


750 


750 





1,068 


339 

















1,703 


1,999 











o 


475 


o 


20 


2,200 


2,720 


2,720 


1,025 


1,700 


1,700 


50 


400 


250 


225 


1,024 


7,874 


10,316 


705 


565 


3,026 


o 








o 


116 


6,193 


9,457 


227 


200 


430 


o 








o 





929 


1,269 


o 





o 


o 


o 


o 


o 


7,755 


7,755 


7,755 























2,700 


2,700 


2,700 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 














60 


3,060 


4,020 


240 


370 


763 


115 


275 


355 


140 


100 


2,898 


5,556 


1,606 


2,799 


5,828 

















16,948 


26,346 


1,075 


1,075 


1,075 














600 


4,900 


4,900 


276 





364 

















640 


640 


13,088 


15,086 


28,560 


165 


1,802 


605 


385 


22,317 


100,362 


134,355 


12,228 


10,667 


25,279 


110 


2,417 


350 


444 


21,108 


90,395 


117,706 



-65- 



TABLE I SPECIAL 
INFORMATION 

Yancey Baptist Association 

North Carolina 

Year Ending 6/30/84 


28 


29 


30 


31 


32 


33 


34 1 


hurch-type missions 
d during the year 


No. church-type missions 
currently operating 


No. other-type missions 
started during the year 


No. other-type missions 
currently operating 


No. New Sunday School 
Members 


No. persons completing 
witness training 


($) Annie Armstrong Offering 


CHURCHES 


No. c 
starte 


BANK'S CREEK 






















BEE LOG 














4 








BLUE ROCK 























BOLENS CREEK 














6 





3,236 


BROWN'S CREEK 














7 





296 


BURNSVTLLE, FIRST 














6 





1,255 


BYRD'S CHAPEL 














1 








CANE RIVER 














6 





806 


CRABTREE 























FAIRVIEW 














3 





716 


HALL'S CHAPEL 























LAUREL BRANCH 














4 





1,068 


MOUNT MITCHELL 














4 


3 





MOUNT PLEASANT 




















2,251 


PLEASANT GAP 














3 





565 


PLEASANT GROVE 














11 





200 


PRICES CREEK 























RIVERSIDE 














6 








SHOAL CREEK 














10 





1,000 


SOUTH ESTATOE 


Q 

















370 


WEST BURNSVILLE 











1 


20 





2,799 


WINDOM 














3 





1,075 


YOUNGS CHAPEL 























TOTALS 








1 


94 


3 


15,086 


PREVIOUS YEAR TOTALS 










99 


10 


10,138 



-66- 



36 



37 



38 



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11 
II II 

Z QC 



33 



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Does church have, observe, plan, use. etc. 



Y=Yes 
N=No 



N N 



145 



113 



-67- 



CONSTITUTION 
OF THE YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA 

REVISED AUGUST 1978 

PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent gui- 
dance and control of its activities, this body does adopt the following as its 
constitution, subject to amendment: 

ARTICLE I — NAME 

The name of this organization shall be The Yancey Baptist Association. 

ARTICLE II — PURPOSE 

The objectives of this Association shall be to counsel together for the en- 
largement and strengthening of God's Kingdom of unity and growth among 
the Churches composing it; and by cooperating with the State Baptist Conven- 
tion and the Southern Baptist Convention in a program of WORLD 
MISSIONS. 

ARTICLE III — AUTHORITY 

While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Association does 
not claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any Baptist 
Church. 

ARTICLE IV — MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1. The membership of this Association shall be composed of Pastors 
and Member Church, ordained Ministers with membership in the member 
Churches and elected Messengers and or alternates from the Member 
Churches of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 2. The Association shall be composed of cooperating Baptist 
Churches in the area of the Association. A cooperating Church shall be one 
that supports any object of the Southern or State Baptist Convention and 
which is in friendly cooperation with these conventions and sympathetic with 
their purpose and work. 

Section 3. If any Church in the Association fails to file an associational let- 
ter for two consecutive years it will lose its affiliation. 

Section 4. The churches shall be represented by messengers from affiliated 
Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Messengers for every fifty 
members and for each additional fifty, or the fractional part thereof; 
provided each Church is entitled to two Messengers and provided further that 
all Pastors shall have seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership 
as set forth in this article. 

Section 5. Only the Messengers, or the Alternates selected by each Church, 
and the Pastor as herein set forth, and who are actually present shall have a 
right to vote; in other words, the full vote of any Church may be cast only if 
there is present a full number of Messengers or Alternates. The method of de- 
termining those who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of 
the persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the respec- 
tive Churches. 

-68- 



ARTICLE V — MEETING TIME 



Section 1 . The Association shall convene annually on the first Tuesday af- 
ternoon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday in August. 

Section 2. The Association shall meet with two different churches named 
by the Association. The Tuesday afternoon session and the fellowship hour 
with an evening meal followed by the second session will be with the first 
Church. Wednesday sessions and fellowship hour will convene with another 
church. 

Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the Moderator or Executive 
Committee provided two weeks notice is given to the members of the Churches. 
The purpose for which the meeting is called must be stated. 

ARTICLE VI — OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Association shall have the following officers: The Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator and Clerk shall be nominated from the floor and shall be elected 
by a majority vote at each annual meeting. Other officers shall be nominated 
by the Nominating Committee and shall be elected by a majority vote at each 
annual meeting. All officers and leaders shall be active members in their local 
churches. 

Section 1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and appoint committees as are required by the Constitution and 
give general supervision and support of all Associational activities. Any per- 
son having served two (2) successive terms as Moderator shall be ineligible for 
re-election. 

Section 2. The Vice-Moderator, who shall preside in the absence of the 
Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to do so. Any per- 
son having served two (2) successive terms as Vice-Moderator shall be 
ineligible for re-election to that position but may be elected to the position of 
Moderator. 

Section 3. The Clerk, who shall keep a fair record of the proceedings, shall 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Associational Annuals 
within a reasonable time following the meeting of the Association and shall 
keep and preserve all Associational Records in the Associational Office. 

Section 4. The Treasurer, who shall receive all monies of the Association. 
And shall make disbursements in accordance with the budget, or for the pur- 
pose for which the funds were contributed, or on request of the Budget Com- 
mittee. The Treasurer shall keep a record of offerings and disbursements and 
report same to the Association. A copy of such report shall be in the Associa- 
tional Office. Upon request of the Executive Committee of the Association the 
Associational Financial records may be audited. 

Section 5. Minister of Music, who will plan and direct the music for the 
Annual Meeting and promote needed activities to encourage and improve the 
Music Ministry in local churches. 

Section 6. The Historian, who shall collect and preserve records of the 
history of the Association. 

Section 7. The Director of Sunday Schools, who shall promote and encour- 
age the building of better Sunday Schools in our Association by planning for 



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and conducting an Association-wide Sunday School meeting each quarter or 
as needed. 

Section 8. The Vacation Bible School Director, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by Member Churches thereby 
causing increased study of the Bible. 

Section 9. The Director of Church Ministries and Training, who shall pro- 
mote and encourage the Church Training Program in all the Churches of the 
Association by planning for and conducting an Associational-wide Church 
Training Meeting each quarter or as needed. 

Section 10. The Director of Women's Missionary Union, who shall direct 
and promote the work of the W.M.U. in Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 1 . The Director of Brotherhod, who shall direct and promote the 
work among men and boys in the Churches of the Association. 

Section 12. The Director of Media Services, who shall promote and super- 
vise Media Services in the local churches and in the Associational Office. 

Section 13. The Director of Youth Ministries, who shall along with the As- 
sociation Youth Ministries Committee, plan, promote, and supervise a bal- 
anced ministry to the Youth (7th through 12th grades) of Yancey County. 

The Directors and the Historian will prepare reports and file the same with 
the Clerk not later than July 12. 

ARTICLE VII — CHAIRMEN AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Chairman shall be nominated by the Nominating Committee and 
shall be elected by a majority vote at each annual meeting. 

Section 1. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage study, fellowship and activity among the Deacons of the various 
Churches of the Association and to promote a better understanding of the 
duties of such deacons. 

Section 2. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of the 
Pastor's Conference. Membership shall be composed of Pastors and other or- 
dained ministers of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 3. The Children's Homes Chairman, whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Children's Homes and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

Section 4. The Baptist Publication Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive use. 

Section 5. The Higher Christian Education Chairman, whse duty it shall 
be to stress the importance and value of Christian Education and the necessity 
of forstering the various schools now being supported by Southern Baptist. 

Section 6. The Hospital Chairman, whose duty it is to work with the Mem- 
ber Churches of the Association and our Baptist State Hospital. 

Section 7. The Chairman of the Homes of Aging, whose duty it shall be to 
inform the Churches about this phase of work and encourage them to support 
the same. 

Section 8. The Mission Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote MIS- 
SION PRAYING, GIVING, WITNESSING and HELPING throughout 
our Association by working through the organizations. 



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Section 9. The American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
furnish information about the work of the Society and encourage a once-a- 
year gift from all Churches. 

Section 10. The Evangelism Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote a 
constructive program of evangelism. He shall promote an Association-wide 
evangelistic conference annually. 

Section 1 1 . The Christian Life Chairman, whose duty it shall be to arouse 
the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Beverage Control 
(ABC) store in the town or county and to render any assistance to law enforce- 
ment officers that might be needed in enforcing laws now on books, and work 
for the promotion of civic righteousness and social uplift. 

Section 12. The Budget Planning Chairman whose duty it shall be, with 
the help of the committee, to prepare a budget, present the same during one of 
the sessions of the Annual Meeting and encourage churches to describe to the 
budget. 

The above named chairman will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 12. 

ARTICLE VIII — COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES 

Section 1 . The Associational Moderator shall appiont a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxilliary officers of the Association and to make rec- 
ommendations at the annual session of the Association. Providing that the 
Women's Missionary Union, the Sunday School, the Brotherhood and 
Church Training Associational organizations shall recommend a member of 
their organization for membership on the Nominating Committee. 

Section 2. (1) The Associational Executive Committee shall be composed of 
the Moderator, who shall be chairman; Vice-Moderator; Clerk; Treasurer: 
Associational Sunday School Director; Associational Church Training Direc- 
tor; Associational Brotherhood Director; Associational W.M.U. Director; 
Associational Music Director; all pastors of churches in the Association; and 
one lay member elected by each church in the Association, provided that each 
church may have only two (2) members on the committee. 

(2) The Executive Committee shall be authorized to act for the Association 
and to direct all the causes of the Association between the annual sessions. 
This committee shall be required to give a written report of its work to the 
annual session. 

(3) This committee shall meet quarterly to hear reports from Associational 
Officers and to plan and carry out the work of the Association. The quarter- 
ly meetings shall be held in January, April, July, and October, on Monday 
after the second Sunday at 7:00 p.m. 

(4) Cancellations are provided for when necessary, providing that proper 
notification is given to each member of the Committee and an alternate date is 
set for the cancelled meeting. Special meetings may be called for by the 
Moderator when he determines it is necessary. 

(5) A reminder notice of the Executive Committee meetings shall be made 
by the Associational Office in the monthly newsletter or by special mail out. 

(6) Representation of at least one-third of the member churches will consti- 
tute a quorum, provided that proper notification is given to members at least 
five (5) days in advance. 

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Section 3. The Budget Committee, The Evangelism Committee, The Ste- 
ardship Committee, and The Missions Committee shall be composed of not 
less than seven members. These members shall be appointed by the Modera- 
tor. Each committee shall be composed of two pastors and five laypersons of 
which two shall be women. 

Section 4. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a Resolutions 
Committee, and Ordination Committee and a Committee for Reception of 
New Churches. Each Committee to be composed of three members and ap- 
pointed by the Moderator. 

Section 6. There shall be a Youth Ministries Committee, composed of not 
less than seven members. The members shall be nominated by the Nominating 
Committee and elected by the Association during its annual session. This 
committee shall have at least two young people as members. The Associational 
Directors of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Church Ministries, 
W.M.U. and Brotherhood shall be ex officio members. This committee shall 
plan, promote, and supervise a balanced ministry to the Youth (7th through 
12th grades) of Yancey County. 

Section 6. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from July 1, to June 
30, and that the Church Clerks get their Church Letters to the Associational 
Clerk by July 12. 

ARTICLE IX 

This Constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a vote of two- 
thirds of its Messengers or alternates present, provided notice is given the first 
day and voted on the second day of the same annual session. 




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5, 4 7 



Annual 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

North Carolina 



IN ITS ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1985 

HELD WITH 
FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day - August 6, 1985 
MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 7, 1985 



Next Session Will Be Held With 
PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day - August 5, 1986 



BOLENS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 6, 1986 



Annual 

of 

Yancey Baptist 
Association 

of 

North Carolina 



IN ITS ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

1985 

HELD WITH 
FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day - August 6, 1985 
MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 7, 1985 



Next Session Will Be Held With 
PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 
First Day - August 5, 1986 



BOLENS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 
Second Day - August 6, 1986 



Table of Contents 



DIRECTORIES: 

Associational Officers 1 

Representatives 1 

Chairmen 2 

Committees 

Budget 2 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program 2 

Missions 3 

Evangelism 3 

Christian Life 3 

Youth 3 

Building Fund 3 

Nominating 3 

Communications 3 

Sunday School 3 

Church Training 4 

Woman's Missionary Union 4 

Members of Churches Serving on Executive Board 5 

Pastors 5 

Sunday School Directors 6 

Church Training Directors 6 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 6 

Brotherhood Directors 6 

Church Clerks 7 

Church Treasurer , 7 

Music Directors 8 

Organist 8 

Media Library Directors 9 

Chairman of Deacons 9 

Messengers to Association 9 

Ministers Licensed This Year 10 

Ministers Ordained This Year. 10 

Ordained Ministers, Not Pastors 10 

Historical Events 10 

Our Beloved Dead 11 

Calendar 12 

Proceedings 16 

REPORTS: 

Hospitality 22 

Moderator 23 

Sunday School 25 

Vacation Bible School 25 

Church Training 26 

Woman's Missionary Union 27 

Brotherhood 28 

Music 28 

Senior Adult 28 

Youth Report 28 

Historian 35 

Cooperative Program 32 

Evangelism 46 

Special Ministries 38 

Executive Committee 32 



Receipts 29 

Disbursements 30 

Building Fund 31 

Proposed Budget 31 

Annuity 39 

Togo- West Africa Project 36 

Youth and Campus Ministries 36 

Baptist Children's Homes 50 

Baptist Homes 48 

Baptist Hospital 49 

Christian Higher Education 42 

The American Bible Society 40 

Baptist Foundation 49 

Christian Action League 45 

The Biblical Recorder 47 

Foreign Missions 37 

Home Missions 37 

State Missions 39 

Early Bird Honor Roll 51 

Historical Table 52 

Statistical Tables 55 

Constitution 63 



ASSOCIATION AX OFFICERS 



YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
1985-1986 

Director of Missions Leonard C. Morgan, Jr. 

P.O. Box 222, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Moderator Dr. Joseph Godwin 

P.O. Box 517, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

Vice-Moderator Daniel Whetstine 

Rt.2 Box 427, Burnsville NC 28714 

Clerk Ms. Lavonne Murdock 

215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Treasurer Edgar Hunter 

13 Robertson St., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Building Fund Treasurer Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3 Box 532, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Music Director Mrs. David Whitson 

Rt. 1 Box 75, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Sunday School Director Miss Laura Mae Hilliars 

Rt. 6 Box 235, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Church Training Director Virginia York 

Rt. 3 Box 260, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Vacation Bible School Director Ms. Lavonne Murdock 

215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Woman 'sMissionary Union Director Mrs. Opal McDougald 

Rt. 5 Box 497, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brotherhood Director Dwight Boone, Jr. 

888 Bearwallow Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Royal Ambassador Director Edward Hughes 

116Dogwood Ln, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

Director of Library Services Mrs. Edgar Hunter 

13 Robertson St, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Senior Adults Coordinator Mrs. Jess Styles 

P. O. Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Historian Mrs. Charles Tomberlin 

Rt.3, Burnsville, NC 28714 



Representatives 



Children's Homes Cecil Huskins 

3320 Hwy. 80 S, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hospital Mrs. Andrew Johnson 

Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Baptist Homes Earl N. Tipton 

Sawmill Hollow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 
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Publications Viola Shuford 

5683 Seven Mile Ridge Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Christian Higher Education Mrs. Locke Ramsey 

Rt. 4 Box 304, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Seminary Extension Lester Murphey 

Rt. 3 Box 162-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Annuity Tommy Griggs 

136 Meadow Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Communications Howard Buchanan 

176 Hamburg Rd., Bakersville, NC 28705 

American Bible Society Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6 Box 848, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Chairmen 

Budget Committee Everett Crout 

Box 152, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program Joseph Godwin 

P.O. Box 517, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

Missions Committee Ralph Shepherd 

Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Evangelism Committee Lawrence Glenn 

Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

Christian Life Committee Billy Buchanan 

Rt. 2 Box 294-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Youth Committee Linda Griffith 

Rt. 6 Box 409, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Deacon Fellowship Billy Ray Bailey 

Rt. 4 Box 14, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Building Fund Evelyn Pate 

Rt. 3 Box 370, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Nominating Committee Mrs. Jess Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Budget Committee 

Everett Crout, Chairman: Ray Strickland, Horace McLeroy, Mrs. Don Johnson, 
Mrs. Lola Hensley, Mrs. Bill Anglin, Burl Maney, Ben Riddle 

Stewardship-Cooperative Program Committee 

Joseph Godwin, Chairman: John Davis, Miss Barbara Smith, Mrs. Doyle Dale, 
Roy Dulaney, Mrs. David Autrey, Earl Tipton, Harold Anglin, Jim Buckner 



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Missions Committee 

Ralph Shepherd, Chairman: Jerold Young, Charles Willis, Robert Melvin, Mrs. 
Joseph Godwin, Mrs. A. J. Thomas, Ronnie Mcintosh, Harold Harris, Margaret 
McCurry 

Evangelism Committee 

Lawrence Glenn, Chairman: Erby McKinney, G. E. Freeman, Gene Gardner, 
Mrs. Charles Tomberlin, Ed Hensley, Burl Austin 

Christian Life Committee 

Billy Buchanan, Chairman: David Moody, Sherrill Whitson, Mrs. Bob Webb, 
Mrs. Jimmy Gouge, Mrs. Stanley Shuford, Jr., David Mauney, Martha Autrey 

Youth Committee 

Mrs. David Griffith, Chairman: Pam Anglin, Lavonne Murdock, Mrs. Jim 
Buckner, Tim Babb, Beth Murphey, Jeff Autrey 

Building Committee 

Evelyn Pate, Chairman: Nat Howell, Mrs. Brooks Boone, Troy Ray, Ralph 
Griffith, Daniel Whetstine, Lawrence Glenn 

Nominiating Committee 

Mrs. Jess Styles, Chairman: Cecil Huskins, Jack Hensley, Madge Carter, Jim 
Buckner, Tommy Pittman, Donald Young 

Communications Committee 

Howard Buchanan, Chairman: Joe Denney, Julia Cifaldi, Richard Sullins 

Sunday School Officers 



Leadership Training Director 

Outreach Director 

Secretary 

Preschool Director 

Children's Director 

Youth Director. 

Adult Director 



Lester Murphey 

Rt. 3 Box 162-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

David Sheriff 

117 Edgemoor, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mrs. Doyle Dale 

P.O. Box 332, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mrs. Jess Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mrs. Herschel Holcombe 

P. O. Box 325, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mrs. Harold Lusk 

39 Shady Oaks Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mrs. Joseph Godwin 

P. O. Box 517, Mars Hill, NC 28754 



Church Training Officers 



Secretary Mrs. Edd Sparks 

2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Director New Member Training Mrs. Herbert E. Smoak 

Hall's Chapel Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Director Church Leader/ Member Training Miss Madge Carter 

Rt. 3 Box 352, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Adult Leader Miss Wanda Robertson 

Rt. 3 Box 532, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Youth Leader Mrs. Billy McCurry 

Rt. 1 Box 136, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Children's Director Mrs. Barbara Bacon 

Rt. 6 Box 233, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Preschool Director Mrs. Jess Styles 

P.O. Box 331, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Woman's Missionary Union Officers 

Associate Director Miss Laura Mae Hilliard 

Rt. 6 Box 235, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Enlistment & Enlargement Director Mrs. Don Young 

Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Secretary /Treasurer Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson 

Rt. 6 Box 234, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Pianist Ms. Tensie Bailey 

Rt. 2 Box 228, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Baptist Women Director Mrs. Roy Dulaney 

575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Baptist Young Women Director Mrs. Max Fox 

Rt 1 Box 232, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Acteen Director Mrs. Eddie King 

Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Girls in Action Director Mrs. Nancy Crout 

P.O. Box 152, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mission Friends Director Mrs. Henry Griffin 

P.O. Box 71, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Rt. 6 Box 848, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mission Action Chairman Mrs. Bobby Young 

Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mission Support Chairman Mrs. Roy Pate 

Rt. 3 Box 370, Burnsville, NC 28714 



Members Of Churches Serving As 
Representatives on Executive Board 

Bank's Creek None 

Bee Log , None 

Blue Rock Not listed on letter 

Bolens Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6 Box 218, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Browns Creek Troy Ray, 3547 Hwy. 80 S, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Miss Sarah Hensley, P.O. Box 65, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Not listed on church letter 

Cane River Mary Ruth Webb.P.O. Box, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree None 

Fairview None 

Hall's Chapel None 

Laurel Branch Not listed on church letter 

Mount Mitchell Cecil Huskins, 3320 Hwy. 80S, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Doug Angel, Rt. 3 Box 163, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Alternate Clayburn Angel, Rt.3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mr. Carl Reeves, Rt. 2 Box 176, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Prices Creek Did not file an associational letter 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5 Box 497, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Mr. Harold Lusk, 39 Shady Oak Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom None 

Young's Chapel Not listed on church letter 

Pastors 

Bank's Creek Sherril Whitson, Rt.l Box 337-A, Bakersville, NC 28705 

Bee Log Jack McKinney, Rt. 1, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Blue Rock Tull Oakes, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek None 

Browns Creek H. G. McLeroy, 3540 Hwy. 80 S, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Richard L. Muri, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Roger Hilemon, Rt. 1, Box 171, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Robert Melvin, P. O. Box 417, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

Crabtree Blair Harvey, Rt.2 Box 126, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Harold Ray, 4784 Seven Mile Ridge Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Jerold Young, Rt. 2 Box 592, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

Laurel Branch Ray Strickland, Rt. 6 Box 920, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Mitchell Charles E. Willis, 855 Stillfork Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Lester Murphey, Rt. 3 Box 162-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Joseph Godwin, P.O. Box 517, Mars Hill, NC 28754 

Pleasant Grove Lawrence Glenn, Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

Prices Creek 

Shoal Creek Daniel Whetstine, Rt. 2 Box 427, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe G. E. Freeman, Rt. 4 Box 446, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville John T. Davis, Jr., 104 Riddle Street, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Erby McKinney, 1052 Bluefield Rd., Elizabethton, Tenn. 

Young's Chapel Howard Buchanan, 176 Hamburg Rd., Bakersville, NC 28705 



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Sunday School Directors 



Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Sherrill McKinney, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Ben Riddle, Rt. 6 Box 284, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Robert Wilson, Hwy. 80 S, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Ed Hunter, 13 Robertson Street, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Billy R. Bailey, Rt. 4 Box 14, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Wallace Boone, Rt. 2 Box 184, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Stanley Shuford, Jr., 5683 Seven Mile Ridge Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel ... Carl Grindstaff, 1811 Halls Chapel Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Harold Bennett, Sr., 145 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Mitchell George Johnson, Jr., Rt 2, Marion, NC 28752 

Mount Pleasant Mickey Swann, Rt. 3 Box 356, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Herb Dahlin, Rt. 2 Box 48, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Leterman, Rt. 2 Box 39, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Prices Creek 

Shoal Creek Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Donald Young,Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville David Whitson, Rt. 1 Box 175, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Andy Brown, Rt. 1 Box 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Hermon Howell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Church Training Directors 

Bolens Creek Daniel Buchanan, 6 Galley St., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Browns Creek Edd R. Sparks, 2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Virginia York, Rt. 3 Box 260, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Dwight Boone, Jr., 888 Bear Wallow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Tommy Pittman, 219 Ferguson Hill Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Brotherhood Directors 

Bolens Creek Edgar Hensley,Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Shoal Creek Dwight Boone, Jr., 888 Bear Wallow Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Jerry Holcombe, P. O. Box 325, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Woman's Missionary Union Directors 

Bolens Creek Mrs. Sam Evans, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. Robert Wilson, Hwy. 80 S, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Trena Fox, P. O. Box 186, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Carrie Passmore, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Mrs. Lester Murphey, Rt. 3 Box 162-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Lavonne Murdock, 215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, Rt. 1 Box 44, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

Shoal Creek Jeraline Hensley, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Opal McDougald, Rt. 5 Box 497, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Nancy Holcombe, P.O. Box325, Burnsville, NC 28714 



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Church Clerks 



Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Arnie Pate, Rt. 4 Box 304, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Lawrnce Geouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Mrs. Niles Howell, Rt. 6 Box 231, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Browns Creek Edd R. Sparks, 2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Ann Francis, 202 Laurel St., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Farrell Miller, Rt. 1 Box 330, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Cane River Avis Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 185, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Ms. Margaret McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 122, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Stanley Shuford, Jr., 5683 Seven Mile Ridge Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Hall's Chapel Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2 Box 198, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Brooks Boone, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Mitchell Diane Blevins, Dovers Branch Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Ila Angel, Rt. 3 Box 404, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Joyce Dale, P. O. Box 332, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Grove Joy Letterman, Rt. 2 Box 39, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Prices Creek 

Shoal Creek Beverly Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Martha Autrey, P.O. Box 62, Micaville, NC 28755 

West Burnsville Mrs. Harold Lusk, 39 Shady Oaks Rd., Burnsville,NC 28714 

Windom Roger Buchanan, Rt. 2 Box 157, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Young's Chapel Billy Buchanan, Rt 2 Box 294-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Church Treasurers 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson,. Rt.l Box 368, Burnsville,NC 28714 

Bee Log Fred Hensley, Rt. 4 Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Not listed on letter 

Bolens Creek Mrs. Edgar Hensley, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Browns Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5 Box 988, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Mr. Harold Anglin, P.O. Box275, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Hazel Hensley, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Mr. Walter Edwards, Rt 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Mr. Neil McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 122, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Viola H. Shuford, 5683 Seven Mile Ridge Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel. Mr. Robert Gouge, 1840 Halls Chapel Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Harold Bennett, 145 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mt. Mitchell Cecil Huskins, 3320 Hwy. 80 S, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Lola Ann Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Bill Riddle, 3 Rocky Springs Height, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Grove Mr. A. J. Thomas, Rt. 2 Box 53, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Shoal Creek Roy Dulaney, 575 Old 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Mr. Hebron Layell, 155 Shady Oak Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Teresa Buchanan, Rt. 2 Box 159, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Lynda Howell, Rt.2 Box 396, Burnsville, NC 28714 



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Ministers Of Music/Music Directors 

Bank's Creek Mrs. John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log None 

Blue Rock David Thompson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Harold Harris, Rt. 6 Box 232, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Browns Creek Miss Barbara Smith, Rt. 5 Box 988, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First, Miss Beth Joyner, P.O. Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Clyde Turner, Hwy. 80, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Maurine Penland, Rt. 1, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Neil McCurry, Rt. 2 Box 122, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Dayton Ballew, 4784 Seven Mile Ridge Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Linzey McMahan, Rt. 2 Box 198, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Linda Griffith, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Mitchell Danny Willis, 625 Veterans Dr. Ext., Marion, NC 28752 

Mt. Pleasant Flay Hensley, Rt. 3 Box 390, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Mrs. Betty Dahlin, Rt. 2, Box 48, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Pleasant Grove Miss Cindy Peterson, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Prices Creek 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 19-E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Dena Hensley, P.O. Box 422, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. David Whitson, Rt 1, Box 175, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Wanda Brown, Rt. 1 Box 1, Burnsville, Nc 28714 

Young's Chapel Mr. Leland Buchanan, Rt. 2, Box 404, Burnsville, Nc 28714 

Organists 

(Or Pianist If No Organist) 

Bank's Creek Mrs. Albert Woody, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Bee Log Shelia Ramsey, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Mrs. Sylvia Gouge, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Mrs. Belinda Buchanan, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Brown's Creek Mrs. H. G. McLeroy, 3540 Hwy. 80 S, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Mrs. Linda Denny, 137 Hunter St., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Mrs. Clyde Turner, Hwy 80, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Mrs. Bruce Banks, Rt. 1 Box 401-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Mrs. Doyle Robinson, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Essie Bartlette, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel. . . Mrs. Robert Gouge, 1840 Halls Chapel Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Mrs. Fred Capps, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Mitchell Jesse Willis, 855 Still Fork Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Madge Carter, Rt. 3 Box 352, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Miss Renee Murdock, 215 Indian Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Grove Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, Rt. 1 Box 414, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 

Prices Creek 

Shoal Creek Beverly Dulaney, 575 Old 19-E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Mrs. Marilyn Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Mike Higgins, Rt. 7 Box 127, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Cindy Young, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Mrs. Lynda Howell, Rt 2 Box 396, Burnsville, NC 28714 



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Media Library Directors 



Burnsville, First Mrs Mary Bailey, P.O. Box 43 Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Mitchell Jesse Willis, 855 Stillfork Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Delia Bennett, Rt 3, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Miss Regina Young, Rt. 2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville Mrs. Phillip McCurry, Patterson Branch Rd., Burnsville, NC 

28714 

Chairmen of Deacons 

Bank's Creek John Burleson, Rt. 1 Box 368, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bee Log Andrew Edwards, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Blue Rock Jimmy Gouge, Rt. 2 Box 722, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Bolens Creek Harold Harris, Rt 6, Box 232, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Browns Creek Edd R. Sparks, 2024 Blue Rock Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Burnsville, First Dick Bailey, P.O. Box 43, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Byrd's Chapel Wilkie Randolph, Rt. 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Cane River Bill Ball, Rt.l, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Wallace Boone, Rt. 2 Box 184, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Fairview Charles Bartlett, Old Seven Mile Ridge Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Hall's Chapel Carl Grindstaff, 1811 Hall Chapel Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Laurel Branch Theo Ray, Rt. 6, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Mitchell Vernie Murphy, 97 Dovers Branch Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Pleasant Jack Mcintosh, Rt. 3 Box 346, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Pleasant Gap Fred Ray, Rt. 2, Green Mountain, NC 28740 

Pleasant Grove Enzy Letterman, Rt.2 Box 39, Green Mountain,NC 28740 

Prices Creek 

Shoal Creek Lee Dulaney, 575 Old 19-E, Burnsville, NC 28714 

South Estatoe Donald Young, Rt.2 Box 798, Burnsville, NC 28714 

West Burnsville L. Ray Higgins, 13 Swiss Ave., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Windom Fred Buchanan, Rt. 7 Box 4, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Young's Chapel Vern Cook, Rt. 2 Box 444, Burnsville, NC 28714 



Messengers To The Association 

BANK'S CREEK: None 
BEE LOG: None 
BLUE ROCK: None 

BOLENS CREEK: Ms. Tensie Bailey, Mr. Gordon Mc Farlane, Mrs. Gordon 
McFarlane, Mr. Niles Howell, Mrs. A.Z. Jamerson, Mrs.Judy Bacon, 
Mrs. Lena Harris, Mrs. Sam Evans. Mrs. Ed Hensley, Ms. Louise Exstorm 

BROWNS CREEK: Miss Barbara Smith, Mrs. Robert Wilson, Mrs. H.G. 
McLeroy, Troy Ray, Mrs. Ken Allen 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST: Mrs. Nellie Styles, Mrs. Pam Anglin, Mrs. Milidene 

Laws, Mr. Dick Bailey, Mr. Ralph Shepherd, Mr. 8c Mrs. Ed Hunter, Ms. Julia 
Cifaldi, Mr. C.A. Hilliard, Mrs. Trena Fox, Mrs. Margaret Young, Miss Kathy 
Muri, Mr. & Mrs. Coy Sparks, Mrs. Katie Evans, Miss Angela Evans, Mrs. 
Mildred Harris, Mrs. Louise Holcombe, Ms. Beth Joyner, Mrs. June Fox 
Alternates: Ms. Sally McCoy, Ms. Anne Hunter 

BYRD'S CHAPEL: None 

CANE RIVER: Mr. & Mrs. Burl Maney, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Edwards, Mrs. 

Avis Hensley, Mr. Crate Higgins 
CRABTREE: Rebecca Riddle, Helen McCurry, Margaret McCurry, Geraldine 

Buchanan 

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FAIRVIEW: Lois Loftis, Carmon Ogle, Anne Robinson, Charles Barlett, Dewey 

Huskins, Junior Hollifield 
HALLS CHAPEL: Rev. Jerold Young, Mrs. Elizabeth Young 
LAUREL BRANCH: Mrs. David Griffith, Mrs. Billy B. Wilson, Mrs. Brooks 

Boone 

MOUNT MITCHELL: Jesse Willis, Dollie Wilson, Dorothy Ray, Wilma Huskins 

Cecil Huskins, Karen Huskins, Arnold Robinson, Zelda Robinson 
MOUNT PLEASANT: Woodrow Chandler, Jack Mcintosh, Madge Carter, 

Evelyn Pate, Mickey Swann, Iva Nell Buckner, Kermit Pate 
PLEASANT GAP: Dr. Joe Godwin, Mrs. Lucille Godwin, Ms. Lavonne Murdock 

Miss Renee Murdock, Mrs. VIOLA Robinson, Mr. Bill Riddle, Mrs. Faye 

Riddle, Mrs. Ouida Dahlin, Mr. Paul Dahlin 
PLEASANT GROVE: Lawrence Glenn, Vah Johnson, Enzy Letterman, Joan 

Thomas, Roy Lyle 
PRICES CREEK 

SHOAL CREEK: Jeraline Hensley, Julia Jones, Lee Dulaney, Verlin Hughes 

SOUTH ESTATOE: Mrs. Opal McDougald, Mrs. Martha Autrey, Miss Regina 
Young, Mr. Gary Shuford 

WEST BURNSVILLE: Rev. 8c Mrs. John T. Davis, Mr. Lawrence King, Mr. 8c 
Mrs. Charles Willis, Mr. B. T. Howell, Mrs. Bill McCurry, Mr. 8c Mrs. Jerry 
Holcombe, Mr. Harold Lusk, Mr. David Sheriff, Mr. Ralph Griffith 
Alternates: Mrs. Ralph Griffith, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hoover, Mr. 8c Mrs. Ray 
Higgins, Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Ray, Mrs. Myrtle Fender 

WIN DOM: None 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL: Rev. Howard Buchanan, Mrs. Kathleen Buchanan, Mrs. 
Estela Young, Mr. Ed Howell 

Ministers Licensed During Year 



South Estatoe Mr. David James Autrey, P.O. Box 62, Micaville, NC 28755 

Ministers Ordained During the Year 

None 

Ordained Ministers, Not Pastors 

Blue Rock Joe Mitchell, Rt. 2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Kenneth Forbes, Rt. 5, Burnsville, NC 28714 
Burnsville, First .... Rev. Ralph Young, 242 Green Mtn. Dr., Burnsville, NC 28714 

Dr. Gary West, P.O. Box 1212, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Crabtree Jackie Silver, Rt.2, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mount Mitchell Rev. Arnold Robinson, Micaville, NC 28755 

South Estatoe Rev. Steve Clark, 1927 Hwy. 221 N, Marion, NC 28762 

West Burnsville Mr. Gene Gardner, Rt. 1 Box 404-A, Burnsville, NC 28714 

Mr. David Sheriff, 117 Edgemore St., Burnsville, NC 28714 



Historical Events of Interest 
During Associational Year 

BLUE ROCK: Paid off debt on church and parsonage 
BROWNS CREEK: Built fellowship hall 

SHOAL CREEK: Built new fellowship hall. First service held in it was 
annual associational meeting. _J0- 



OUR BELOVED DEAD 



BEE LOG 

Mrs. Lora Phillips 

BLUE ROCK 

Mrs. Connie McNeil 
Mr. Raymond Robinson 

BOLENS CREEK 

Mrs. Mollie Silvers 

Mr. Frank Harris, Deacon 

Mr. Carlie Rice 

Mr. Milt Johnson 

BROWNS CREEK 
Mrs. Tom Carroll 

Mrs. Maphra Grindstaff Armstrong 

Mrs. Cary Hall 

Mr. Sam Hensley, Deacon 

Mr. Wilfred Lefler 

BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
Mr. Roy King 
Mrs. Mary Lou McCurry 
Mrs. Daphne Butner Smith 
Mr. Jess Autrey 

CRABTREE 

James W. Johnson 

FAIRVIEW 
Virgil Huskins 



Briton Hollifield 
Dora Young Huskins 
Banner Huskins 

MOUNT MITCHELL 
Bessie Wilson 

MOUNT PLEASANT 
Vergie Duncan 
Alice Hensley 
Doshia Ponder 

PLEASANT GAP 
Mr. Lyda Ray 
Mr. Clyde Murphey 

RIVERSIDE 
Omega Mcintosh 
A.F. Blankenship 
John Mcintosh 

SOUTH ESTATOE 

Mrs. Emma Harrison McCullah 

WEST BURNSVILLE 
Mrs. Ruth T. Gregory 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 
Mr. Frank Burleson 
Mr. Roy Sparks 




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Calendar 



OCTOBER 1985 

Emphasis: Cooperative Program,. Church Budget Development, Outreach Month 
13 World Hunger Day 



14 


Executive Committee Meeting 


17 


Pastor's Conference 


NOVEMBER 1985 


Emphasis: 


Stewardship 8c Budget Promotion 


3- 9 


Royal Ambassador Week 


11-13 


North Carlina Baptist Convention 


17 


American Bible Society Day 


17-20 


Foreign Mission Study 


21 


Pastor's Conference 


24 


Child Care Day 


25 


Associational Church Training (M) Night 


28 


Thanksgiving 


DECEMBER 1985 


Emphasis: Foreign Missions and Student Day At Christmas 


1-8 


Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions and Lottie Moon Christmas 




Offering 


8 


Foreign Missions Day In Sunday School 


13 


Pastors 8c Family Christmas Dinner 


25 


Christmas Day 


JANUARY 1986 


Emphasis: Make Your Will Month 


1 


New Years Day 


6-10 


Bible Study Week 


9-10 


New Pastor Orientation, Baptist Building, Cary, NC 


10-11 


Associational Church Training Teams (Enablers) at Caraway 




Conference Center 


12 


Witness Committment Day 


13 


Executive Committee Meeting 


13-14 


Music Approved Worker Training at Caraway Conference Center 


16 


Pastors Conference 


16-17 


R.E. Directors Orientation, Baptist Building, Cary, NC 


21 


Church Building Conference 


26 


Baptist Men's Day 


27 


General Board Orientation, Caraway Conference Center 


27-31 


Assist Training - State Wide Tour 


28 


Counsel on Christian Higher Education 


28-29 


General Board, Caraway Conference Center 


29-30 


DOM/Convention Staff at Caraway Conference Center 


31 


Deadline for Church Applications for Student Evangelism Teams 


FEBRUARY 1986 


Emphasis: Baptist Seminaries, Colleges and Schools 


2 


Baptist World Alliance Sunday 


3-4 


Statewide Evangelism Conference at Greensboro 


9 


Race Relations Sunday 


9-15 


Focus on WMU 


10-13 


Church Training Area Doctrinal Seminars 




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14-15 


Youth Handbell Festivals 


16 


Baptist Seminaries, Colleges and Schools Day 


17-18 


Mountain Pastors Workshop (24 Hours at Ridgecrest), Regions 7,9,10 


17-20 


Continuing Witness Training Seminar 


17-20 


Professional Youth Ministers Seminar 


20 


Pastors Conference 


18-21 


Fruitland Bible Institute Evaluation Week 


21-22 


Adult Handbell Festivals 


23 


Volunteer in Missions 


27-28 


VBS Clinics/East (Associational Teams) 


28-March 2 


High School Seniors Retreat Caraway 


MARCH 1986 


Emphasis: Home Missions 




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10-11 


Mountain Directors Missions/Lake Junaluska 


13-14 


VBS Clinics - West (Associational Teams) 


15 


Associational Youth Night 


15 


Fruitland Baptist Bible Institue Winter Quarter Graduation 


16 


Youth Sunday 


16-April 6 


Simultaneous Revivals 


17 


Statewide Church Growth Conference 


17-18 


Adult Choir Festivals 


18-29 


Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute Quarter Break 


20 


Pastors Conference 


22 


Weekday Early Education Workshop/East 


23 


Start-A-Church Committment Day 


23-30 


Good News America God Loves You Revivals (Piedmont) 


30 


Easter 


APRIL 1986 




Emphasis: Life Committment and Church Vocations, Church Media Libraries 


1 


Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute Spring Quarter Begins 


5 


Weekday Early Education Workshop/Central 


4-6 


BSU Spring Conference at Caraway 


6-13 


Good News America God Loves You Revivals (Western) 


6-27 


Simultaneous Revivals 


7-8 


WMU Annual Meeting 


7-9 


North Carolina Baptist Music Conference at Caraway 


10-12 


Volunteer Youth Ministers/Caraway 


12 


Weekday Early Education Workshop (West) 


14 


Executive Committee Meeting 


14-17 


Continuing Witness Training Seminar 


15 


Church Building Conference at Caraway 


17 


Pastors Conference 


18-19 


Church Media Library Annual Conference at Caraway 


21 


Regional Children's Choir Festivals 


20 


Cooperative Program Day 



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21-25 


Baptist Doctrine Study 


25-26 


Interf aith Witness Associate Seminar at Caraway 


25-26 


Single Adult Evangelism Conference at Caraway 


MAY 1986 




Emphasis: Annual Church Council Planning and Chaplaincy Ministry 


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Senior Adult Day 


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Yancey Associational Bible Drill 


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Key Leadership Conference At Ridgecrest 


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Pastors Conference 


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Deaf Youth Retreat/Camp Caraway 


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17 


Mission VBS Clinic 


17 
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18 


Baptist Radio and Television Sunday 


19-21 


Senior Adult Conference at Caraway 


19-25 


Associational Emphasis Week 


21-23 


Senior Adult Conference at Caraway 


24 


State Youth Bible Drill and Youth Speakers Tournament/FBC 




Ashboro 


27 


Council on Higher Education 


27-28 


General Board 


JUNE 1986 




Emphasis: Annuity Board Ministries, Baptist Heritage, Planning by Church 


Organizations and Leadership Training, Conferences: Ridgecrest and 


Glorietta, VBS 


1 


Religious Liberty Sunday 


1-5 


Orientation Summer Ministries 


2 


Urban Training Conference 


8-9 


WMU Annual Meeting in Atlanta 


8-9 


SBC Music Conference 


12-18 


Music Leadership Conference I. Ridgecrest 


10-12 


SBC in Atlanta 


14 


Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute Spring Quarter Graduation 


16-20 


Youth Week I. Caswell 


17-28 


Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute Quarter Break 


18-24 


Music Leadership Conference II. Ridgecrest 


19 


Pastors Conference 


22 


Annuity Board Sunday 


23-28 


Childrens Choir Camp, Noth Carolina Baptist Assembly at Caswell 


29 


Christian Citizenship Sunday 


30-July 4 


Week of Christian Study & Fellowship at Mars Hill College 


30-July 5 


Youth Evangelism Week at Caswell 



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JULY 1986 

Emphasis: Christian Literature: State Papers Denominational Publications and 
Missionary Magazines, Conferences: Ridgecrest 8c Gloretta 



1 


Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute Summer Quarter Begins 


7-11 


Childrens Choir Camp at Mars Hill College 


7-11 


Youth Music Week at Camp Truett 


9-12 


Youth Evangelistic Conference and Crusade (Personal Evangelism) 


13 


Christian Literature Day 


14 


Executive Committee Meeting 


14-18 


Youth Week II. Caswell 


17 


Pastors Conference 


18-19 


Bi- Vocational Ministers Conference at Caraway 


21-26 


Youth and Adult Music Conference, Nothe Carolina Baptist 




Assembly/ Caswell 


28-30 


Ministers and Wives Retreat 


28-August 1 Youth Week III. Caswell 


AUGUST 1986 


Emphasis: 


Conferences: Ridgecrest 8c Gloretta On-To-College Day 


3 


Day of Prayer for World Peace 


4-6 


Sunday School Leadership Training/Caraway 


4-8 


Youth Week IV. Caswell 


4-8 


Youth Evangelism Week at Camp Truett 


5 


Interfaith Witness Skill Shop/Asheville & Morganton 


7-9 


Sunday School Leadership Training/Caraway 


10 


Language Mission Day 


18-20 


Happiness Retreat/Caraway 8c Camp Caraway 


19-22 


Fruitland Baptist Institute Evaluation Week 


21 


Pastors Conference 


21-23 


Church Training Conference/Caraway 


24-31 


Church Music Emphasis Week 


29-30 


State Officers Workshop/Caraway 


SEPTEMBER 1986 


Emphasis: 


Foundation: Southern Baptists and State Season of Prayer for State 


Missions and Offerings State Missions Day in Sunday School and Offering 


5-6 


NCBN Board Meeting/Caraway 


5-6 


Youth Counsel Retreat I. Caraway 


7-13 


Brotherhood Leadership Week 


8-11 


Continuing Witness Training Seminar 


12-13 


Area Deacon Training/North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Caswell 


12-13 


Church Leadership Workshop/Camp Cale 


12-13 


Volunteer Music Director's Retreat/Caraway 


12-13 


Youth Counsel Retreat II. Caraway 


13 


Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute Summer Quarter Graduation 


14 


Single Adult Day 


15-18 


Area Church Training Children's Bible Skills Rallys 


16 


Associational Sunday School Leadership Night 


16-27 


Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute Quarter Break 


17-18 


Area Deacon Training/Caraway 


18 


Pastors Conference 


18-20 


Happiness Retreat/Caraway 8c Camp Caraway 


19-20 


Sunday School Leadership Conference/All Age Group Training, 




Ridgecrest 



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29- Oct. 5 
30 

30 

30- Oct. 1 



26-27 
26-28 



Sunday School Fall Convention/Caraway & Campground 

Fall Convention/Ridgecrest (Youth and Campus) 

Sunday School Preparation Week 

Council on Christian Higher Education 

Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute Fall Quarter Begins 

General Board/Caraway 




Proceedings 



of the 



Yancey Baptist Association 



Theme: "Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" 
Scripture: Ephesians 4:3 
Tuesday Afternoon, August 6, 1985 
FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 

1. The 107th Annual Session of the Yancey Baptist Association opened with a 
piano prelude by Mrs. John Davis, Jr. The host church was Fairview Baptist 
Church. Dr. Joseph Godwin, pastor of Pleasant Gap Baptist Church, presided. 

2. Tommy Pittman, Associational Music Director, led the congregation in sing- 
ing "There is Power in the Blood", "Amazing Grace", and "Heavenly Sunlight". 

3. Dr. Godwin introduced Rev. Harold Ray, pastor of the host church, who wel- 
comed messengers and visitors and led in prayer. 

4. Dr. Godwin called the association into a business session. The program, as 
printed, was adopted as the agenda, in so far as possible. 

5. The Books of Reports was adopted as a record of the 1984-1985 associational 
year. 

6. Mr. Harold Lusk presented proposed revisions in the constitution to be voted 
on by the association next year. 

7. The budget as proposed was adopted. 

8. Jim Lambert, Western Regional Missionary, led in the Bible study. He read 
Ephesians 4:1-3. He said that if we are going to have the unity Paul is talking about 
in the scriptures, we have to develop (1) Humility. A lot of trouble in homes, 
churches and association comes because we are not humble people. We gain humi- 
lity by (a) comparing our lives with the life of Christ. We can always find someone to 
compare with that makes us look good in some respects, but how do we stack up 
against Jesus? We also gain humility as we (b) remember to be creatures of God. 
Everything comes to us from the hand of God. We need to remember this and be 
thankful. If we are to preserve the bond of unity, we have to remember that hu- 
mility is a part of the "behaving" Paul was talking about in the scriptures. 

9. Tommy Pittman led the congregaion in singing the "Glory-Land Way". 



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10. Jim Lambert introduced Dr. Roy Smith, General Secretary /Treasurer of the 
North Carolina Baptist State Convention, to bring the doctrinal message. 

11. Dr. Roy Smith read Genesis 1:26-27 and Matthew 10:32-33. The theme of his 
message was "soul competency" which he defined as the innate ability given by God 
for mankind to be able to make value judgments; to know the difference in spiritual 
right and wrong, good and evil, and to make the choice of which to follow; the ability 
of moral discrimination. 

He said that there were two ramifications of soul competency (soul freedom): 

1. Soul freedom means that the "Priesthood of believers" is a literal fact. 

(a) Every person has equal right to direct access to God. We also have the re- 
sponsibility to seek access to God to find out what his will is for us. Too 
many of us would rather have some authoritarian person telling us what to 
do, what to believe. 

(b) Every believer has equal right and opportunities in the church. There 
are no levels in the church. Clergy and laity have equal access to God. 
There are no spiritual orders. Every believer also has equal responsibility 
to witness, to minister, to be missionaries. 

2. Soul competency means the autonomy of the local congregation in matters of 
governance and politics. Autonomy is the power of self-determination, the 
authority with no higher authority. But a church ceases to be a church if its 
autonomy is exerted at the expense of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. 

We are accountable for how we handle the freedom God has given us. 

12. A roll call by Lavonne Murdock, clerk, revealed that 79 members from 15 
churches were present with 3 visitors for a total of 82. 

13. Tommy Pittman, accompanied by Mrs. John Davis, led the congregation in 
singing "Blessed Assurance". 

14. Dr. Godwin gave the Executive Committee report and talked about the state of 
the association. He stated that Richard Muri, as moderator, had done a magnificiant 
job during his 2 years as moderator. 

15. Tommy Pittman led the congregation in singing "When We All Get to 
Heaven". 

16. John Davis, Jr., pastor of the West Burnsville Baptist Church, brought the 
annual sermon. He read Philippians 2:5-11. The title of his sermon was "What's in 
a name?" 1. The name "God" in Genesis I occurs 31 times. It refers to the Creator. 
God is the creator of everything. 2. In the New Testament, the name "Lord" means 
Master - of life and the church. 3. "Christ" means the anointed one. All we have to 
do to take the name of Christ in vain is to pose as Christians and live a totally dif- 
ferent life. 4. There is Power in the name of Jesus. "Jesus" expresses who He is in 
God's sight. He is the one who saves, personal Lord, personal Savior, master. 

17. Dr. Godwin expressed appreciation to all who had participated in the program 
this afternoon. 

18. Harold Ray gave us instructions for going to supper and led in the benediction 
and blessing. 

Tuesday Evening 

19. The evening session began with quiet music by Mrs. John Davis, pianist. 
Richard Muri, Moderator, presided. 

20. Tommy Pittman led the congregation in singing "Amazing Grace" and "Praise 
Him! Praise Him!" 

21. Lawrence Glenn, pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, led in prayer. 

22. Jim Lambert led in Bible study. He read Ephesians 4:1-3. If we are going to 
have the unity Paul is talking about here, we must develop(2) gentleness - (never 
angry at the wrong time - always angry at the right time) We need to be angry at the 
things Jesus got angry at: (a) when people are mistreated (b) when people are sinned 



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against. We should not be angry selfishly. The word meekness (gentleness) can also 
be translated to mean being brought under the control of a master. We need to be 
brought completely under the control of the Master - every instinct, every passion, 
our tongue, our heart - every part. A lot of our problems come because we have done 
our own thing rather than what God created us for. We need to find ways to make 
Him the center of our attention and find what He has created us to be. 

23. A roll of churches showed that 96 members form 14 churches were present. 
There were 7 visitors, for a total present of 103. 

24. Mr. Muri appointed the following committees: 

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE: Linda Griffith, chairman, Louise Holcombe, 
Avis Hensley 

PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE, 1987: John Davis, chairman, Mrs. 
Billy McCurry, Niles Howell. 

25. Mr. Muri had the pastors present to introduce themselves. New pastors present 
were Harold Ray, Fairview; Howard Buchanan, Young's Chapel; John Davis, West 
Burnsville. Other pastors present were Joe Godwin, Pleasant Gap; Lester Murphey, 
Mount Pleasant; H. G. McLeroy, Brown's Creek; Lawrence Glenn, Pleasant Grove; 
and Richard Muri, Burnsville, First. 

26. Tom Sykes, Assistant Director of the Church Extension Department of the 
Home Mission Board was introduced and will speak after the special Music. 

27. Fairview Baptist Church Choir sang "At Calvary" and "I've Been Inside My 
Home". 

28. Tom Sykes spoke about "Keys to Growing Churches" His scripture references 
were 4 things that Jesus said: 

1. "I will build my church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it" 
Unless Jesus builds the church it will fail. 

2. "In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, for I am of 
the world". Jesus knew we would have difficulties, but he is here to help us. 

3. "All power is given to me in heaven and earth." We don't have the power 
to build a church, but Jesus does. 

4. "I'll be with you till the end of the world." The world hasn't ended yet, so 
Jesus is still with us. 

7 keys to growing churches 

1. Have faith in God as opposed to yourself: In building a church, we need to 
rely not on our own strength, but on God's strength. We need to attempt the 
things that can be done only through the power of God. 

2. We must have a purpose for being: Why are we here in this time and place? 
Where will our present place take us? Is this where we want to go? If not, 
what needs to be changed? Out of the purpose will come our goals - the things 
we plan to do to fulfill our vision. The activities of the church are a demon- 
stration of the purpose of the church. 

3. Have faith in your church: We need to compare ourselves, not to other 
churches, but to our potential under God - to what we can become. We need 
to have faith in what our church can become under God. 

4. Growing churches plan to grow: We need to have a plan for growth and 
work toward it. 

5. Faith in the Holy Spirit: Scripture John 15:26-27 and John 16:13 

a. The Holy Spirit will lead us into truth. B. The Holy Spirit will testify a- 
bout Jesus, c. The Holy Spirit will empower us to witness, d. The Holy 
Spirit will not call attention to self. e. The Holy Spirit will glorify God. A 
growing church depends on and believes on this Holy Spirit. 

6. Believe in and love people: Believe in not what a person is, but what he can 
become when Jesus comes into his life and changes him. 

7. Faith in the saving life of Jesus Christ: We live because He lives. Without 



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His resurrection, we would have no life. We must have faith in the living 
Christ and remember that He continues His ministry through His body, the 
church. 

29. Leonard Morgan, Director of Missions in Yancey Baptist Association talked 
about what he has done since coming to us in May. 

30. Mr. Muri introduced Tommy Griggs and Nat Howell, volunteer missionaries 
to Togo. 

31. Nat and Tommy showed slides of Togo and talked about what they did while 
working there. 

32. Mr. Muri closed the meeting in prayer. 

Wednesday Morning, August 7, 1985 
MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 

33. The Wednesday morning session opened with quiet music by Madge Carter, 
organist. Richard Muri, moderator, presided. 

34. Tommy Pittman, Association a 1 Music Director, led the congregation in singing 
"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms". 

35. Daniel Whetstine, pastor of Shoal Creek Baptist Church, led in prayer. 

36. Lester Murphey, pastor of the host church, welcomed everyone to his church. 

37. Roll call of churches revealed 77 members from 15 churches present. Five 
visitors were present, making the total 82. 

38. In the absence of the chairman of the nominating committee, Mr. Muri gave 
the Nominating Committee Report. 

39. Officers and leaders as presented by the nominating committee were elected. 

40. Calvin Knight from Baptist Hospital talked to us about the differences in 
Baptist Hospital and other hospitals. They are as follows: 

1 . Baptist Hospital concentrates primarily in treating people who need the care 
of a large facility. It concentrates on "Tertiary" health care. Atertiary 
health care facility is a hospital connected with a medical school and in- 
cludes specialities and subspecialities of medicine. 

2. Baptist Hospital tries to minister to the whole person - physically and spirit- 
ually. 

3. Baptist Hospital has a real concern for the financial needs of the patient. 
The Baptist Benevolent Fund pays some bills for truly needy patients. 

41. Sue Fitzgerald, Director of the Center for Christian Education Ministeries, at 
Mars Hill College, talked to us about the center. The center is a ministry of Mars 
Hill College for the churches in Western North Carolina. They serve in 3 ways: 1. 
through resources (books, filmstrips, films, equipment, etc.) 2. through leadership 
and 3. through ideas. 

They have a Traveling Library that can come to the church for 6 months to see if 
church would like to start library. 

42. Dr. Tom Sawyer from Mars Hill College talked about Christian Education. 
Our role in Christian education must get its start in 2 places. 

1 . Home - We cannot have strong Christian Education without strong families. 
The colleges can only supplement what is begun at home. 

2. Church - The church, with the Power of Christ can change the lives of in- 
dividuals. 

A Christian college is where the church extends its arm into education within a 
Christian context. Christian colleges try to bring about a constructive revolution in 
the lives of young people. Baptist colleges try to seek out the best in the lives of the 
students and to develop it. 

43. James Saul from the Baptist Retirement Homes, spoke briefly about the in- 
creasing need for the retirement homes as the population continues to grow older 
each year. The ministry of the Retirement Homes is an extension of the churches 



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ministry with older people. We as Baptist have only laid a foundation for the 
ministry we will need to provide for our older people tomorrow. 

44. Luther Osment, with the Children's Homes, talked to us about the Cooperative 
Program. He read Acts 1:6-8. We are under a mandate to share the whole gospel 
with the whole world. Alone, we can not do it. We need a way of working together 
to do this. Such a plan must consist of consistent giving and faithful stewardship. In 
1925, such a plan, the Cooperative Program, came into being. It begins with each in- 
dividual who decides how much he will give to the church. The church decides how 
much it will give through the Cooperative Program. This money is sent to the state 
convention where messengers decide how much is kept in the state (currently less 
than 2/3) and the rest is sent to the Southern Baptist Convention. Southern Baptist 
Convention messengers approve percentages for Foreign Missions, Home Missions. 
Today we have missionaries in 106 nations and in every state in the United States. 
The plan has worked well. God blesses unselfishness and faith. Unselfishness and 
faith are the conponents that make up the Cooperative Program. Togeher we can 
carry out the mandate the Lord has given us to share the whole gospel with the whole 
world. 

Mr. Osment then spoke briefly about the Children's Homes. He said that through 
the Children's Homes, we are ministering to children who are the victims of the de- 
bauchery of our day. 

45. Tommy Pittman led the congregation in singing "To God Be the Glory." 

46. Linda Griffith and Evelyn Capps from Laurel Branch Baptist Church sang "I 
Am Loved". 

47. Lester Murphey, pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, brought the 
missions message. He read Matthew 28:19-20. He spoke to us of a need to focus our 
attention on the 3 things that make up the symbol of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention. 1. The Bible - The Bible is relevant. It furnishes us with ethics. It is our 
authority. The Bible can pull us together in unity. 2. The Cross - The whole 
purpose of the cross was and is man's redemption. 3. The World - Our compassion 
should reach out to all parts of the world. Our mission is to take the Bible and the 
cross to the whole world. 

48. Lester Murphey gave instructions for lunch. 

49. Daniel Whetstine led in the closing prayer and blessing for the meal. 

Wednesday Afternoon 

50. The afternoon session opened with quiet music by Madge Carter, organist. 
Richard Muri, moderator, presided. 

51. Tommy Pittman led the congregation in singing "Onward Christian Soldiers" 
and "Love Lifted Me". 

52. Howard Buchanan, pastor of Young's Chapel Baptist Church, led in prayer. 

53. Jim Lambert led in Bible study. He used Ephesians 4:1-3. If we are to have 
the Unity of the spirit in peace then we must develop (1) humility, (2) gentleness, (3) 
patience - long suffering - keeping on, keeping on. The long-suffering of God puts 
up with our disobedience, our doing what we want rather than what God wants. We 
need to offer this same long-suffering to others. (4) Forebearing one another in love. 
The love God wants us to have for on e another is a love that wills for others the best 
that God has. (5) Peace. Peace is the right relationship that exists between people in 
humility, gentleness, patience, and forebearing one another in love. Peace is the 
sharing together the oneness and purpose God has for us. 

You are like a pie with a piece missing until you are saved andGod puts in the 
missing piece. We can be more than we could ever be by ourselves in the Lord Jesus 
Christ. 

54. A roll call of churches showed 74 members from 13 churches were present. 
Three visitors were present, making the total 77. 



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55. Mr. Muri called the meeting into a business session. 

56. The Place and Preacher report was adopted as follows: 
First Day - Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 

Second Day - Bolens Creek Baptist Church 
Annual Sermon - Robert Melvin 

Missions Sermon - Daniel Whetstine v 
Alternate - Ray Strickland 

57. The report of the Hospitality Committee was read by Linda Griffith and 
approved. 

58. Ralph Shepherd made the motion that the association request $9000 from the 
Baptist State Convention to help support the Director of Missions and carry on the 
work of the association. Harold Lusk seconded. Motion carried. 

59. Mr. Muri opened the floor for nominations for Moderator. Ralph Shepherd 
nominated Howard Buchanan, pastor of Young's Chapel Baptist Church. Erby 
McKinney seconded. Nellie Styles nominated Dr. Joseph Godwin, pastor of Pleasant 
Gap Baptist Church. Linda Griffith seconded. There were no more nominations. 
Vote was taken. Dr. Joseph Godwin was elected Moderator. 

60. Mr. Muri opened the floor for nominations for Vice-Moderator. Lee Dulaney 
nominated Daniel Whetstine, pastor of Shoal Creek Baptist Church. Erby 
McKinney seconded. Motion was made and seconded that nominations cease. 
Motion carried. Daniel Whetstine was elected by acclimation. 

61. Mr. Muri opened the floor for nominations for clerk. Pam Anglin nominated 
Lavonne Murdock. Harold Lusk seconded. Evelyn Pate made the motion that 
nominations cease. Harold Lusk seconded. Motion carried. Lavonne Murdock was 
elected clerk. 

62. Tommy Pittman led the congregaion in singing "He Lives". 

63. Rev. 8c Mrs. John Davis sang a medley of songs on the theme of "service". 

64. Leonard Morgan, Director of Missions, brought the closing message on the 
subject of "Unity". He read Ephesians 4:3. He said that in order to have unity we 
must (1) Be courteous and friendly. (2) Be understanding of other people. We need 
to try to feel what other people feel-to put ourselves in their place. (3) Communi- 
cate with others. Part of disunity is not being able to communicate. (4) Be 
compassionate. The key to unity is love. We must walk in the love of Christ for 
there is no defense against love. 

65. Mr. Morgan closed the meeting prayer. 

66. The 107th annual meeting of the Yancey Baptist Association came to a close. 




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Riverside Baptist Church 

Route 1 
Burnsville, N. C. 28714 
July 29, 1985 

Leonard C. Morgan, Jr. 
Director of Missions 
Yancey Baptist Association 
Burnsville, N. C. 

Dear Brother Morgan: 

After much prayer and a continual search for the will of God in the life 
of our church, the membership of Riverside Baptist Church of Burnsville has 
voted to sever our relationship with the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Several things have been responsible for this action and we do not care 
to get involved in arguing our case before man. Neither do we wish to "Fall 
out with " or "condemn" anyone who does not agree with our position or action. 
We do not seek to break fellowship with any true believer in the Lord Jesus 
Christ or with any of His local churches. We trust that we shall continue to 
cooperate as believers in any way that we can, without compromising our own 
convictions. 

We shall continue to pray for all of you and trust that God will use you greatly 
to win a lost and dying world to Christ. 

Yours in His Service, 

Terry M. Allen, Pastor 

Archie Ballew, Chairman of Deacons 

Lisa H. Wyatt, Church Clerk 

TA/sa 

Hospitality Committee Report 

On behalf of the Yancey Baptist Association, we wish to express our apprecia- 
tion to Fairview Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for the 
wonderful way in which they met our needs, with delicious food and warm 
hospitality. 

We are grateful to our Moderator, Richard Muri; to Dr. Joe Godwin; to 
Director of Missions, Leonard Morgan; to the clerk, Lavonne Murdock, and 
to each person participating in the planning and presentation of our 107th 
Annual Session. 

We want to thank our gracious God and Father for allowing us to live in such 
a beautiful area of the world and providing us with the many blessings we share 
as His childern. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Linda Griffith 
Mrs. Louise Holcombe 
Mrs. Avis Hensley 

Director's Message 

I have only been in Yancey County for a few months, but already feel at home. 
The people I have met since coming here, have gone out of their way to make 
me and my family feel needed and wanted. It has been an exciting and challenging 



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time for me as Director. I have tried to visit all the churches possible in these 
few months. I have found the pastors and their congregation to be most friendly 
and the future looks bright for more involvement within the Yancey Baptist 
Association. I shall continue to visit the churches within the coming year. 

I have plans for the future of our Association. Our Pastor's Conference was 
started recently and supported by many of the Pastors. Seminary Extension 
classes will begin this fall and we hope that many will take advantage of this. 
Plans for Brotherhood programs are taking shape this fall. 

I ask for your support and prayers as I try to lead this Association in the 
upcoming year. 

Leonard C. Morgan, Jr. 

Moderator's Report 

When I wrote this article last year the Associational Missions Director Search 
Committee was hard at work trying to fill that vacancy in our Association. I 
am happy to report to you this year that the work has been completed and our 
new Missions Director is on the field. Leonard Morgan accepted our call to 
come and lead us and moved to Yancey County to begin his work in May. Many 
of you have met Mr. Morgan and his family and are already appreciating 
their work among us. As the new year begins, let's pledge our support to the 
Association and our new Director. 

A look at our Associational statistics reveals some good things are happening 
in our churches. Financial support for Associational Missions is up. I interpret 
this to mean that our churches are recongnizing their responsibilities and feeling 
good about what's happening. More churches are supporting Southern Baptist 
Convention causes than in the recent past. I see this as a renewed commitment 
to the World Mission Enterprise of Southern Baptists. I feel good about the 
growth in our churches in these two areas. 

The statistics do, however, give me some reason for concern. In the Church 
Program area it appears that we are just holding our own. There seems to be 
no significant growth in Sunday School, Church Training, WMU, etc. I think 
we can do better. Yancey County is growing and our churches must reach out 
and bring the unchurched in. I encourage you to take some time and look at 
your church's field. If it needs harvesting, get out there and do the work! 

Thank you for holding things together during the time we were without 
a Director. Thank you for your support during my time as Moderator. Thank 
you for your continued support of this Association in the future. 

Richard L Muri, Moderator 

Constitution 

ARTICLE VIII — COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES 

Section 1. The Associational Moderator shall appoint a Nominating Committee 
to nominate the auxiliary officers of the association and to make recommend- 
ations at the annual session of the Association. Providing that the Women's 
Missionary Union, the Sunday School, the Brotherhood and Church Training 
Associational Organizations shall recommend a member of their organization 
for membership on the Nomination Committee. 

Section 2. (1). The Associational Executive Committee shall be composed of the 
Moderator, who shall be Chairman; Vice Moderator; Clerk; Treasurer; Associa- 

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tional Sunday School Director; Associational Church Training Director; Associa- 
tional Brotherhood Director; Associational W.M.U. Director; Associational Music 
Director; all pastors of churches in the Association; and one lay member elected by 
each church in the Association provided that each church may have only two (2) 
members on the committee. 

Section 3. The Budget Committee, the Evangelism Committee, the Stewardship 
Committee, and The Missions Committee shall be composed of not less than seven 
members. These members shall be appointed by the Moderator. Each committee 
shall be composed of two pastors and five laypersons of which two shall be women. 
Section 4. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a resolutions 
Committee, and Ordination Committee and a Committee for Reception of new 
Churches. Each committee to be composed of three members and appointed 
by the Moderator. 

Proposed Revisions 

(To be voted on in 1986) 

ARTICLE VIII — COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES 

Section 1.(1) The Associational Moderator shall appoint a Nominating Committee to 
nominate the auxiliary officers of the Association and to make recommendations at 
the annual session of the Association. Providing that the Women's Missionary 
Union, the Sunday School, the Brotherhood and Church Training Associational 
organizations shall recommend a member of their organization for membership on 
the Nominating Committee. 
Section 2. (2) Calling a Director. 

When it becomes necessary to fill the office of Director of Missions, the Nominating 
Committee shall name a special committee of five (5) members for the approval of the 
Executive Board, whose purpose will be to fill this vacancy. 

This Committee shall bring one person at a time before the Executive Board for con- 
sideration, and no nomination shall be made except that of the special committee. 
Election shall be made by ballot, with an affirmative vote of three-fourths of those 
present and voting necessary for a call. Should the one recommended by the 
committee fail to receive three-fourths vote, the committee will be instructed to seek 
out another nominee for the office of Director of Missions. 

Section 2. (1) The Associational Executive Committee shall be composed of the 
Moderator, who shall be Chairman; Vice-Moderator; Clerk; Treasurer; Associ- 
ational Sunday School Director; Associational W.M.U. Director; Associational 
Music Director; all pastors of churches in the Association; and one lay member 
elected by each church in the Association. 

Section 3. The Budget Committee, The Evangelism Committee, The Stewardship 
Committee, and The Missions Committee shall be composed of not less than seven 
members. These members shall be appointed by the Nominating Committee. Each 
committee shall be composed of two pastors and five laypersons of which two shall be 
women. 

Section 4. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, A Resolutions Committee, 
and Ordination Commitee, and a Committee for Reception of New Churches. Each 
Committee to be composed of three members and appointed by the Nominating 
Committee. 



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Sunday School Report 



On September 29th., the emphasis 8.5 by '85 will become history. On that 
day a new emphasis, "Challenge 10/90", will begin. Our message to the Sunday 
Schools in the Yancey Baptist Association is this - Let us accept the challenge 
of the new emphasis and do our share, and more, by enrolling 10 million 
individuals in Bible study by 1990. God's marching orders, world conditions, 
and the need of all persons to know and practice the truths revealed in his written 
word demand that this effort be a priority in our plans and activities. 

It has been suggested that, perhaps, ninety percent of those who accept Christ 
as Saviour and join a Baptist church come by, "the way of the Sunday School 
or Vacation Bible School". Does this not say that if we love lost people, we will 
find them and with God's help enroll them in Bible study. Christ declared, 
"I am come to seek and save". He is saying to us, "As the Father hath sent me, 
even so, send I you". 

The Lord Jesus Christ at another time said, "I am come that they might have 
abundant life". The saved need to grow spiritually. It is my conviction that Bible 
study is as essential to spiritual maturity as food is for physical development. This 
means that church members need to be involved in regular, systematic Bible study. 
A look at the number of resident church members and the Sunday School enrollment 
suggest that the Yancey Baptist Association is, "a field white unto harvest". This was 
true in 1983-84, and I do not feel that the 1984-85 figures will say anything different. 
This report is due before the 1984-85 figures are available, therefore, we are not sure 
about what happened last year. What has been done or not done, cannot be changed. 
A new year brings new challenges, new opportunities, and new demands. A job has 
been assigned to us by Christ. Let us never forget his words, "Go.. teach.. baptize., 
search..". Goals will be set, plans will be made, and activities promoted. You will 
know about them and have the privilege of being involved. 

The Sunday School is one of the five program organizations. It has specific tasks 
and these can be accomplished through several avenues: 1 . Bible Study 2. Concerned 
Outreach/Witnessing 3. Caring Ministry (members and prospects) 4. Active 
participation in the total fellowship and work of the Church. 

The Associational Sunday School workers join me in expressing gratitude for your 
support and cooperation. In a very real sense, it is God's power and "YOU" that 
made possible any success that was exprienced. Paul expressed our feelings, "We 
thank God upon every remembrance of you". 

Now is the time for us to, "put our hands to the plow and not turn back". 
Now is the time for us to turn our eyes upon Jesus and follow his leadership. 
Now is the time for us to , "Go up and possess the land", - The area we call the 
Yancey Baptist Association. It is a land with a lot of lost people who need to be 
found enrolled in Bible Study and introduced to our Saviour. It is a land with 
saved people (church members) who need to be enrolled in someone's Sunday 
School. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Laura Mae Hilliard 
Sunday School Director 

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Vacation Bible School Report 

Vacation Bible School workers are special persons. They find time in a busy 
summer schedule to help people learn more about Christ, God, and the Bible. 
They agree to work in VBS to help their church, through its Bible teaching 



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ministry, to enlist unreached persons in Bible study, witness to and win them to 
Christ, and involve them in the ongoing life and ministry of the church. I would 
like to say a special "THANK YOU" to every VBS worker in the Yancey Baptist 
Association. 

This year the VBS clinic was held in May. Sixty nine people from ten churches 
attended. I deeply appreciate the ladies who worked so hard to teach the different 
conferences: Doris Hunter and Anne Hunter in music, Laura Mae Hilliard, 
Linda Griffith, Louise Holcombe, Joyce Dale, Susan Strickland, Nellie Styles, and 
Claudia Ray. 

Last year twenty-one of our twenty-three churches had VBS. Right now, all 
the reports for this year are not in, but I am hopeful that all our churches will 
have VBS. 

VBS helps the church reach out, teach the Bible, witness to persons about Christ, 
and minister to persons in Jesus' name. Through its unique design, VBS also leads 
persons to worship, to learn about missions, and to practice stewardship of money 
and of life. Truly VBS supports the church in numerous ways to be the people of 
God in a world that needs to learn and respond to the love of God demonstrated 
through JesusChrist. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Lavonne Murdock, Associational VBS Director 



Church Training 

Every member of every Baptist Church has training/ discipling needs. This is the 
job of Church Training. 

Through Church training members can: 

1. Learn personal skills that enable them to grow spiritually and to reach out 
to others in caring ways. 

2. Develop maturity in the Christian faith by studying doctrine, standards of 
Christian living, Christian history, and the way churches function best. 

3. Develop their potential as servants of Christ. 

4. Become aware of and support the work of their church and worldwide missions 
causes. Church Training members learn how Baptist work cooperatively 
to spread the gospel locally and around the world. 

During the past year, Church Training became aware of the need to be actively 
involved in the Togo, Africa project. By cooperating with the mission organizations 
and the Sunday School more than the necessary funds were raised. This provided 
funds for two men from our association to join other mission volunteers from 
across North Carolina to go to Togo, Africa. Much work was Accomplished in a 
few short weeks. 

This was an experience in Christian growth, leaving us with the challenge to 
become more involved in world missions. 

Another highlight of this Church Training year was again participating in the 
Children's Bible Drill. Six children from our association participated in the 
state drills. All were declared winners. Five were from West Burnsville Baptist 
Church and one from Bolens Creek Baptist Church. 

One Church Training group discovered a new family in their community. 
The father was unemployed and could not go back to work until the first of the 
year. They furnished a Thanksgiving and a Christmas dinner for the family. 

CHURCH TRAINING ENROLLMENT 

Bolens Creek 67 

Browns Creek 16 

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Mount Pleasant 30 

Shoal Creek 46 

West Burnsville 104 

TOTAL 263 

Respectfully submitted, 
Virginia York, Church Training Director 

Woman's Missionary Union Report 

"Tomorrow Begins Today", is a thought provoking statement. What is 
planned and what is done today, will say something about tomorrow and all the 
tomorrows. The 1984-85 Associational WMU year is now history. We are con- 
fronted with "today." What we do with it is important. 

Let us take a look backward. During 1984-85, we were involved in two 
important meetings. On September 24th., the Key Leadership Conference was 
held with Shoal Creek Baptist Church. At this meeting, 20 WMU leaders and 
2 Pastors were present. The time was spent in prayer, planning, and in setting 



On April 29th., we met for the Annual Meeting at Shoal Creek Baptist Church. 
This meeting was well Attended. Eight churches were presented. Mr. Nat Howell 
and Mr. Tommy Griggs, who had served three weeks in Togo as Mission Volunteers 
were featrured speakers. Miss Suthell Walker, State Baptist Women's Director, 
brought the missionary inspirational message ! 

Four of the church program organizations; Sunday School, Church Training, 
WMU, and Brotherhood jointly sponsored the sending of two mission volunteers, 
Mr. Nat Howell and Mr. Tommy Griggs to Togo. The response from the churches 
was great. 

The year 1985-86 presents a real challenge. Our hopes and our dreams include 
more organizations, and more members in the exisiting organizations. The 1985-86 
emphasis is , "Multiply the Vision". The word VISION suggests a goal, a dream, 
a target; something to work for. 

The term MULTIPLY THE VISION calls for a new sense of spiritual renewal 
and a new awareness of and committment to the missions taks of WMU. To 
multiply involves personal witnessing, mission action, and enlistment. 

The hymn, "Stir Thy Church O God, Our Father", and the watchword, "which 
is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forthe fruit, as it doth 
also in you, since the day you heard of it, and know the grace of God in truth". 
(Colossians 1:6). Offer motivation to each of us to open our eyes, to awaken, to 
renew our committment and to be involved in taking the gospel around the world. 

The words of the hymn could become our prayer: 

"Challenge us, O God Our Father, 
To The Tasks Which Must Be Done 
For Thy Church To Find Fulfillment 
In The Way Taught By Thy Son. 
With Awareness Of Our Purpose 
with Committment To Thy Call, 
May We Help Prepare The Time 

When Christ Will Reign As Lord Of All". „ m n '. , 

Respectfully submitted, 

Opal McDougald 



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Brotherhood 



Brotherhood is one of the most useful and important organizations in our church. 
This is where Baptist men can become involved in Missions, Fellowship, Prayer 
and Witnessing. Where men over 18 can help with younger boys in the R.A.'s. 
We have plans to expand our program and get more involved in the 1985-86 year. 

Dwight Boone 

Music 

As we enter the church for worship, I think we all listen for the music. We 
listen as the musicians play the instruments, as the congregation sings the hymns, 
and as the choir presents the special music for the service. Singing is a very important 
part of our worship service. 

One of the highlights of the year, was our Christmas Carol Sing that was at 
West Burnsville Baptist Church. Several churches were present as we came 
together for a very "special" time of worshipping our Saviour. A good fellowship, 
and good music make this a time that we could really sing praises to our Lord. 
I hope each Music Director will realize what an important part the music is in 
their church. As we face a new year in our association, let us stop for a few minutes 
and thank our Lord for "Good Music". 

Respectfully submitted, 
Tommy Pittman 

Senior Adult Report 

There is a great need in Yancey Baptist Association for churches to enlist their 
senior adult members in activities planned especially for them. 
We also need to be involved in more associational projects. 

Our annual Christmas party at the North Carolina Baptist Retirement Home 
in Asheville was scheduled for Thursday, December 6th., but due to unexpected 
snowfall, we had to cancel. Many calls were received expressing the disappointment 
of the residents, so the party was quickly rescheduled for December 10th. We 
are pleased to report that many churches participated by furnishing refreshments 
or providing gifts. It was a very meaningful experience for all who participated. 

A Valentine party was planned for Monday night, February 11th., at First 
Baptist Church; but had to be canceled due to snow. 

I would like for each church to elect or appoint a Senior Adult Coordinator 
and give me the name of the person appointed. 

It is my desire for us to plan some event for each quarter. 

Will you help me by submitting your suggestions as to what you would like 
to do? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Nellie Styles, Senior Alult Coordinator 

Youth Report 

The Youth of Yancey County had their second annual "Leaf Ride" in October 
with a truck piled high with leaves, they rode around Yancey County, ending 
at Ruth Rice's farm with a blazing fire and plenty of snacks to eat. 



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In July, we had a Youth Ralley at First Baptist Church. A group of college 
students participating in summer missions work in this area led the service. 

This has been a good year for our Youth in the county. Let us not forget 
to pray for the Youth as they continue to search for God's will in their lives. 

I want to say "Thank You" to my Youth Committee for being so willing to 
work with me through the year. v 

Submitted by, 

Pam Anglin, Chairman Youth Committee 



RECEIPTS 

July 1, 1984 thru June 30, 1985 



CHURCH 


BUDGET 


TOGO ANNUALS 


TOTAL 


Banks L.reek 


A 












Bee .Log 








9.00 


9.00 


Blue Rock 








9.00 


9.00 


Bolens Creek 


2,980.89 


500.00 


50.00 


3,530.89 


Brown's Creek 


ceo nn 
OO3.00 





30.00 


cno aa 

693.00 


Burnsville, First 


O £AA AA 

3,000.00 


215.00 


60.00 


9 DTK A A 

3,875.00 


Byrds Chapel 














Cane River 


1,840.00 





35.00 


1,875.00 


Crabtree 








15.00 


15.00 


Fairview 





100.00 


30.00 


130.00 


Hall's Chapel 








18.00 


18.00 


Laurel Branch 


358.37 


50.00 


25.00 


433.37 


Mt. Mitchell 














Mt. Pleasant 


1,320.00 


500.00 


75.00 


1,895.00 


Pleasant Gap 


2,273.76 


400.00 





2,673.76 


Pleasant Grove 


485.98 


100.00 


24.00 


609.98 


Prices Creek 














Riverside 








22.50 


22.50 


Shoal Creek 


60.00 


500.00 


30.00 


590.00 


South Estatoe 





250.00 


22.50 


272.50 


West Burnsville 


7,908.00 


2,140.00 


75.00 


10,123.00 


Windom 


484.00 


135.00 





619.00 


Young's Chapel 


136.94 


52.00 





188.94 


TOTALS: 


$22,110.94 


$4,942.00 


$530.00 


$27,582.94 



Received from Churches (Budget) 22, 1 10.94 

Received from Churches (Annuals) 530.00 

Received from Churches (Togo) 4,942.00 

Received from Baptist State Convention 3,250.02 

Received from Northwestern Bank (Interest) 804.64 

Received from Disaster Relief Fund 586.72 

TOTAL RECEIPTS $32,224.32 



DISBURSEMENTS 

July 1, 1984 thru June 30, 1985 



PROMOTION 




Sunday School 


49.84 


Bible School 


117.73 


Church Training 


24.00 


Brotherhood 





Woman's Missionary Union 


100.00 


JY1U51C 




Youth 


66.38 


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TOT AT 


OOl .UD 


SALARIES 




Director of Missions 


4,925.77 


Secretary 


321.15 


Clerk (Honorariuim) 


100.00 


Treasurer 





TOTAL: 


5.346.92 


OPERATING EXPENSES 




Office Rent 


720.00 


Office Supplies 


973.69 


Office Equipment 


880.94 


Telephone 


663.93 


Fuel-Electricity 


527.32 


Director's Car Allowance 


440.00 


Convention Expenses 


300.00 


Insurance 


362.06 


Retirement Plan 


110.00 


TOTALS: 


4,977.94 


MISCELLANEOUS 





Primarily Search Committee Work 
and moving expenses for new Dir- 
ector of Missions 
TOTAL: 

NON— BUDGETED EXPENDITURES— 



Togo Project 3,674.80 

TOTAL: 3,674.80 

Promotion 357.95 

Salaries 5,346.92 

Operating 4,977.94 

Misc. 1,374.65 

Non-Budgeted 3,674.80 

TOTAL ALL EXPENDITURES $15,732.26 



1,374.65 
1,374.65 



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YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Budget 1985-1986 

PROMOTION EXPENSE 

Sunday School 200.00 

Church Training v 100.00 

Brotherhood 100.00 

Woman's Missionary Union 150.00 

Music 100.00 

Youth 200.00 

Misc. Promotion Expense 100.00 

Vacation Bible School 150.00 

TOTAL $1,100.00 

SALARIES 

Director of Missions 15,568.64 

Social Security Director 1, 127.00 

Office Secretary 3,600.00 

Social Securtiy Secretary 270.00 

Treasurer 100.00 

Clerk 100.00 

TOTAL $20,765.64 

OPERATING EXPENSE 

Office Rent 720.00 

Of f ice Supplies 1,000.00 
Office Equipment 3,000.00 *See Below 

Telephone 800.00 

Fuel-Electricity 900.00 

Director's Car Allowance 2,640.00 

Convention Expense 600.00 

Insurance 2,172.36 

Retirement Plan 660.00 

TOTAL $12,492.36 

MISCELLANEOUS $1,000.00 

TOTAL $35,358.00 

Note, Executive Committee has requested enough money be included in Office 
Equipment to purchase new copier for office. 



BUILDING FUND REPORT 

July 1, 1984 -June 30, 1985 

Mr. 8c Mrs. Lester Murphey 

Memory of Virgie Duncan 10.00 

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 310.00 
Mr. & Mrs. Brooks Boone 

Memory of Billie Clyde Johnson 50.00 

Mr. 8c Mrs. Lester Murphey 25.00 



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A member of Bolens Creek Baptist Church 275 . 00 

Tensie Bailey 20.00 
Balance from last year 9,334.32 
Deposits 690.00 

10,024.32 

Interst 550.64 



$10,574.96 

Wanda Robertson, Treasurer 
Yancey Baptist Association Building Fund 

Cooperative Program 

The Cooperative Program is a financial miracle. It is the only method of 
monetary support known to man whereby a single dollar from an individual can 
meet the ministry needs of more than six thousand missionaries in one hundred 
six countries. 

When an individual worshipper in a genuine Southern Baptist church drops 
his money into the offering plate, he is immediately-through the Cooperative 
program—following Jesus as He goes about world-wide preaching, teaching, and 
healing. 

When we offer our Cooperative Program dollar, we help win lost souls, help 
educate brilliant minds, and help alleviate widespread suffering. 

It is the Cooperative program and the work we do through it that make us 
Baptists. 

Ours is not the only doctrinally sound denomination God has operating in the 
world. We just have the best possible method of carrying out the Great Commission. 
That method is the Cooperative Program. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Joseph Godwin 



Executive Committee Report 

The Executive Committee of the Yancey Baptist Association met at First Baptist 
Church on October 15, 1984, 7:00 PM. Only five churches were represented, 
therefore, business could not be conducted. 

The Executive Committee met at First Baptist Church on January 14, 1985, 7:00 
PM. Ten Churches were represented, constituting a quorum of the association. 
Business as follows was conducted: 

1. The Executive Committee voted to authorize the Search Committee to go 
10% beyond the salary package for a Director of Missions, to give the Search 
Committee enough leeway to maybe deal with the right person. 

2. The Executive Committee voted to establish an "Associational Mission 
Volunteer Fund", to help support Southern Baptist Mission volunteers 
from the Yancey Baptist Association from which full expenses would be 
paid if money is available, and money divided proportionately if not enough 
is available. 

3. Mr. Muri reported that in 1977 during the flood that we established a 
"Yancey County Baptist Relief Fund". There was $581.85 in this fund. The 



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Committee voted to keep the money in a relief fund from which up to 
$100 at a time could be used, at the combined discretion of a pastor and 
the associational treasurer, for relief in emergency situations. 
The Executive Committee of the Yancey Baptist Association met at a special 
called meeting on February 18, 1985, 7:00 PM at First Baptist Church. During 
this meeting, the Executive Committee voted to hire Leonard Morgan as Director 
of Missions at the maximum salary recommended by the Executive Committee. 

The Executive Committee met on April 15, 1985, 7:00 PM at First Baptist Church. 
Only 5 churches were represented, therefore, no business could be conducted. 

The Executive Committee of the Yancey Baptist Association met at the 
Associational Office in a regular meeting on July 15, 1985, 7:00 PM. Business 
was conducted as follows: 

1. The Executive Committee voted to set $200 fair rental value for the Cane 
River Parsonage for Social Security purposes for Mr. Morgan. 

2. The Executive Committee voted to establish a Communications Committee. 

3. The Executiver Committee voted to recommend to the Budget Committee 
we purchase a plain paper copier for the Associational Office. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Lavonne Murdock, Associational Clerk 

Historian Report 

Looking back on another year of our Association, I can readily see and 
understand the full impact of how much history is involved in Luke's Gospel 
where a repetitous wording appears in print loud and clear.. "It came to pass 
in 1984 for Yancey Baptist Association that through our training union we saw a 
beacon of light for the future church where six candles shown through state 
winners in Children's Bible Drill, namely, Becky Banks, Susan Crout, LeAnn 
Griffin, Terri Ingle, Chris Presnell, and Jan Bacon". 

"..It came to pass.. Yancey Baptist Association supported and financed two 
volunteers for mission work in Togo, West Africa. These two men supplied the 
muscle, we supplied the means. That's Southern Baptists' conviction and teaching 
missions. Thanks Nat Howell and Tommy Griggs. 

..In that passing of time., through much searching and many prayers, God 
gave us a Director of Missions. Welcome, Brother Leonard Morgan; for the fields 
are white unto harvest, and we need laborers. 

..It came to pass., that this association supplied a new Director of Missions 
for the Kingdom's work in Three Forks Association. God took Harold Bennett 
from his Yancey County roots and transplanted him in Boone, North Carolina. 
We pray he will not wilt, butgrow-grow-grow. 

..It came to pass., that new pastors totally four. They are Harold Ray at Fairview 
Baptist Church, John Davis at West Burnsville Baptist Church, Ervy McKinney at 
Windom Baptist church, and Blair Harvey at Crabtree Baptist Church. 

Here comes one from the heart. It came to pass.. when our former Director 
of missions retired, there came a very devoted Christian by the name of Lavonne 
Murdock, who stood in the gap and did an excellent job. She was the cohesion 
that kept us from falling apart. Thanks Lavonne for Yancey Baptist Association 
for a job well done. 

History is a testimony for me and for many. If you believe in missions, give God 
your time and money. 

In the Master's Name, 
Harold Lusk 



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Togo, West Africa Project 



Because Baptist people love and are obedient to the Great Commission, 
some of the people of Togo, West Africa have a better life now. They have 
hope and assurance of eternal life. 

With an average life span of 38 years for adults and most of the children not 
surviving past 6 years old, there are great material, educational and spiritual 
needs. Through your support, that of dedicated appointed missionaries, and many 
"Volunteers in Mission", help of a long term nature is being provided. 

Wells for clean drinking water are being drilled and hand pumps installed 
This is a great health improvement project! A bridge is being built to provide 
a means of transportation to a part of the region that is cut off by floods in the 
wet season. Bible classes are being conducted as well as health care classes. 

From personal experience of being there and helping as a volunteer during 
March 1985, I believe that the project is well managed and will have great 
benefits for many generations to come. We sawLottie Moon Christmas Offerings, 
World Hunger Funds, and Cooperative Program Funds being profitably invested. 
Due to cooperative efforts, I believe that life spans well be increased and many 
more children will survive; Many will come to know Jesus Christ as Saviour and 
Lord. 

To me, missions and Christians loving those, "whosoevers", of John 3:16 that 
God loves. 

We thank the people of Yancey Baptist Association for supporting such a worth- 
while project and helping Tommy Griggs and me to personally participate in 
it. It was a tremendously satisfying experience, and I have gained a greater 
appreciation for our Southern Baptist mission programs. 

"In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my Bretheren, ye have 
done it unto me". 

Submitted bv - Nat Howell 

Youth and Campus Ministries 

One of the most exciting and challenging ministries of North Carolina Baptist 
churches through our Convention is that done by the Division of Youth and 
Campus Ministries. Our task on behalf of junior and senior high school students is 
to provide leadership training for adult and youth leaders to coodinate the 
Convention's several programs which include youth, and to project the Convention's 
Youth weeks at the Assembly. Rick Traylor does an exceptional job in that area. 

You have assigned to us your primary ministry with students. We have BSU 
or some organized group work on 43 campuses. More than thirty volunteers work 
alongside some twenty full-time campus ministers and four other staff persons 
in your ministry to students. We as campus ministers are committed to serving 
consistently as resource persons for church workers with college students in all 
North Carolina Baptist congregations. We guide in local emphases which include 
evangelism, missions experience and education, Bible study, worship, integration 
of faith and education and decision making as part of Christian discipleships. 
Over $40,000 has been contributed by North Carolina BSUers this year toward 
a state-level missions program which witnesses around the world. Additional 
money and time are invested as students find ways to serve in local communities, 
usually alongside their older Christian brothers and sisters. 

Our BSUs from Cullowhee to Greenville and Murfreesboro have teams of 
students who are prepared to preach, teach, sing and share with those in Baptist 
churches nearby. Puppet and clown teams, in addition, present the Gospel in 
unique but effective ways to children, senior citizens and everyone in between! 

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In seven locations - Cullowhee, Boone, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, 
Greenville and Pembroke - the Convention owns student centers, facilities 
especially dedicated to ministry with persons in the academic communities. 

James Y. Greene, Director 
Division of Youth and Campus Ministries 
Baptist State Convention of NC 

Foreign Mission Board 

Southern Baptist shaped their identity when they organized as a convention 
in April 1845. They established home and foreign mission boards for the "propag- 
ation of the Gospel" and formed a plan for directing the energies of the whole 
denomination in one sacred effort" to accomplish this task. 

Southern Baptists are a missions people— and a cooperating people. 

The Foreign Mission Board is the convention's channel through which the 
churches share the gospel with people of all nations. As 1984 ended, 3,432 
Southern Baptist missionaries were serving in 105 countries, constituting the largest 
Protestant mission force in the world today. 

These missionaries focus on sharing the gospel of Christ overseas, working with 
national colleagues to also engage in a wide range of ministries, including 
educational and student ministries, agricultural development and health care. 

Foreign Mission Board members, who are from local churches throughout 
the Southern Baptist Convention, determine policies and meet six times a year 
with home office staff members to set directions located in Richmond, Va., ever 
since the convention's organizational meeting in 1845. 

The convention, with an Executive Committee staff in Nashville, Tenn., now 
works cooperatively through four boards, six seminaries, seven commissions, 
a foundation and two associated organizations. 

Together in Missions 

By William G. Tanner 
President, Home Mission Board 

Because it's special time of prayer and support, we thought a few home missions 
facts would be in order. 

With individual state conventions, the HMB now supports approximately 
3,800 persons in various missionary activities, ranging from career missionaries 
to people receiving "field assistance" for specific jobs, such as assisting in a Baptist 
center, or specific needs, such as travel money for a bivocational pastor. 

Each week, these missionaries start 8-10 new churches, Anglo, Language and black. 

Assisting them in the starting is an enormous church loans program, which 
gave out more than $8 million this past year for purchase of new church sites 
and construction on new and existing church buildings. 

In addition to our employed missionaries, we have another 1,650-1,700 
Missionaries who are officially labled chaplains; they're paid by the institutions- 
prisons, hospitals, etc. - or the agency they serve, including the U. S. military. 
Too often we forget to include them in our missionary statistics but, as chaplaincy 
director Carl Hart says, "These men and women are serving just as sacrificially, 
with just as much dedication, as any missionaries we have." 

And it's appropriate to add that we have about 45,000 Southern Baptist who serve 
as volunteer missionaries each year. Their terms of service may be limited-some 
only a week or so - but their contribution is, quite literally, immeasurable. One 
Home Mission Board staffer estimates they contribute, in time and in talent, millions 
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Obviously, one thing all our missionaries do is tell others of the importance 
of Christianity to their lives. Evangelism permeates all HMB efforts. But the HMB 
also spends more than $5 million annually on specific evangelism activities. 
Directed by the Evangelism Section, these are designed to help local churches, 
associations and state conventions do their jobs of evangelism more effectively. 

We host seminars in metropolitan evangelism and conduct training classes 
for churches wanting to be certified in our Continuing Witness Training program. 
We equip instructors in Spiritual Awakening efforts through our Prayer for 
Spiritual Awakening Office; more than 17,000 prayer partners have signed up. 

Among the many evangelism projects underway is one that has special significance 
now: "Good News America, God Loves You," campaign. This will be a series of 
simultaneous revivals held in the spring of 1986. History reveals increases in bap- 
tisms and church attendance following years when Southern Baptists sponsored 
simultaneous revivals - revivals held by every church during the same two-week 
period. Planners hope this massive effort will prove among the Convention's most 
effective in reaching persons for Christ. 

Yet there remains much to do. Board strategists have set a number of goals 
for the agency. These are enormously challenging; they cannot be done, admit 
planners, without increased commitment on the part of Southern Baptist. Some 
of these goals include: 

Starting 5,000 new churches by 1990, and reaching a total of 50,000 Southern 
Baptist churches by the end of the century. There are presently about 36,500 
SBC churches and the number has been growing by only a few hundred a year. 

Annually adding 375 language/culture congregations. This is one of the fastest 
growing aspects of home mission work. We now have approximately 5,200 
language units, including churches, missions and preaching points. 

Gaining, by 1990, 1,550 Black churches. These come to the SBC in two ways: 
some already existing churches apply for membership based on the directions 
they now see the Convention going: others are started by efforts of missionaries 
and state workers. 

Enlisting 500,000 persons in 20,000 SBC churches to be involved in ministry 
and witness efforts. This is a signigicant increase by the end of the decade. 

As you can see, the Home Mission Board has taken seriously its role in 
helping Southern Baptists reach our land. We are aware of trends and conditions 
in our seciety: we have seen the polls that reveal a decline in ethics and morality, 
but also an increase in interest in religion. 

Clearly we stand at the threshold of opportunity: new religions and cults 
demand growth in our interfaith witness efforts: special events, such as the 
'84 Olympics, offer promise for vitality of Christianity. 

It is true that in home missions, much, much more is happening than can 
be shared in a few moments. But most of all the challenge is for you and me to 
be faithful witnesses where we are. It will take all of us working, witnessing 
and praying together to reach this land for Christ. 



Special Ministries 

As consultant with our Special Ministries Department for the Ministry with 
the blind and visually impaired, I want you to know that we have a slide program 
prepared in color, and narrated by Mr. Neal Peyton, Director, that shows what 
some churches are doing in their communities to include the blind and visually 
impaired in the work. They are accepting their contributions of attendance, 
of leadership and of special talents where ever they are asked to serve. 



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I would be happy to have an opportunity to come to your church, regardless 
of distance, to share this slide program with you. My travel expense is provided. 

You may call (919) 229-0138 or write Mrs. J. H. Waugh, (May) 321 W. Ruffin 
St., Burlington, NC 27215. 

Submitted by Baptist State Convention of North Carolina 

State Missions 

The North Carolina Baptist Convention provides many ministries to the 
Southern Baptists of this state. These include hospitals, schools and colleges, 
children's homes, ministries to language groups, ethnic groups, and the deaf, 
blind and mentally retarded. In addition the convention is involved in missions. 

When I began, as a missionary in West Virginia, I was direct beneficiary 
of the funds provided by the North Carolina Baptist Convention. Indeed without 
the assistance of the Convention it would have been difficult for me to serve in 
the capacity that I did; as a Church Planter Strategist. 

The North Carolina Baptist Convention also cares about people. They care 
about homeless children. They want to provide a Christian education for the 
college students who are our future Pastors, church leaders, and missionaries. 
They care about the sick and less fortunate. But, most of all, they care about 
people's souls. They do seek to fulfill the Great Commandment, "To Reach 
Out and Save That Which is Lost". 

And yes, they care about you. 

Leonard C. Morgan 

Annuity Report 

Many people view the work we do at the Annunity Board as that of helping 
older Southern Baptists who dedicated their lives to serving their Lord. In part, 
this is true. We do see that retired church and agency personnel receive their 
monthly benefits on time, and we do provide them with services that no secular 
company administering retirement and insurance benefits can offer. The other 
side of this coin is that we exist to serve church and agency staff members through- 
out their whole ministries. 

Statistic indicate the number of Americans 65 years or older is growing twice 
as fast as that of the whole population. By the year 2000, the number will 
more than double to 5.4 million. By 2020, an estimated 7.5 million persons 
will have lived to be 65 and older and each day some 30 Americans become 
100 years old. 

I give these statistics to emphasize the importance of early retirement planning. 
Hundreds of people receive retirement benefits from the Annunity Board for 
30 to 40 years. We encourage plan members to adopt a long-term perspective 
in their retirement planning to provide adequate benefits, regardless of how 
long they live. 

Recent legislative action has opened the door for ministers to increase their 
retirement plan contributions with added tax incentives, and many plan 
members are taking advantage of this. 

In reviewing this 1984 annual report. I believe it is evident that Southern 
Baptist have in the Annuity Board, the professional organization and the 
pension plans that can provide church and agency personnel with adequate 
retirement and insurance benefits. 

Total assets continue to climb toward the two billion dollar mark. 

Premium income was up significantly in 1984. This translates into increased 
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The equity market was down last year which is the reason investment income 
was not as high as in 1983. However, pension fund investing is best understood 
on a long-term basis. It is the averages that really count-never just one year. 
The longterm results show the Annuity Board retirement plan funds continue 
to perform extremely well for plan members. 

The church and agency insurance systems are proving to be very successful. 
Cost control factors instituted in the Church Insurance Program several years 
ago are beginning to show positive results. Last year premiums were decreased 
in the Church Insurance Program while maintaining an actuarially sound 
system. 

Adoption of the new Church Annuity Plan by the state conventions sounds 
an encouraging note that Southern Baptists are ready to provide their ministers 
and staff members with good retirement benefits. 

The Annuity Board staff continues to make long-range plans and strives to 
achieve goals that will benefit Southern Baptists. Though we labor in an envir- 
onment of finances, record keeping, marketing techniques and government 
regulations, we interpret these results in the light of laboring in the Lord's 
enterprises. 

Darold H. Morgan 

The American Bible Society 

Thousands of churchgoers across the country are getting ready to participate 
in one of America's well loved national traditions-BIBLE SUNDAY. 

This years theme is "God's word: Hope and Healing for a World in Need." 
The emphasis is on reaching out to people all around the world who long to 
know about the love of which God's word speaks. 

Since 1900, the American Bible Society has encouraged churches to devote one 
Sunday a year to the presentation of the Bible cause. This year, the date set 
for Bible Sunday, is November 24th., but your congregation may choose another 
day if that is more convenient. 

You are invited to join your Bible Society family in a worldwide fellowship 
of prayer, asking God to make his word more widely known and read among 
all people. During August and September we ask that you pray especially for 
our Bible society family on three continents; India, North America and Eastern 
Europe. The first English Bible ever published by the Bible Society in Israel 
was released in Jerusalem in October of 1984. This Edition, entitled, "The 
Holy Land Bible", is designed especially for visitors to the Holy Land and 
contain a section of study aids that has been selected and prepared by Christians 
living in Israel. A presentation of, "The Holy Land Bible," took place in 
Jerusalem on October 14, in the presence of some 5,000 Christians from abroad 
who had come to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. The publication 
was made possible through the participation of Christian friends from overseas 
and it's launching was interpreted in light of the words of the prophet Isaiah: 
"For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem". 
(Isaiah 2:3b) 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Brooks Boone, Representative of the American Bible Society 



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1984-85 

Report of the Education Commission 
to the Southern Baptist Convention 

Arthur L. Walker, Jr. Executive Director-Treasurer 

Aware that Christian leadership will continue to affect not only the Convention 
but all of society and nations of the world, the Education Commission anticipates 
that next year's projected National Conference on Leadership will provide new 
understandings of the task we face in the 21st century. 

The continued emphasis on the value of persons as taught in the Gospel 
of Jesus Christ and the very best academic preparation in our present technological 
age will give our educational institutions increased opportunities to be effictive 
agents of the broader dimensions of the gospel. 

The Education Commission is totally committed to its purpose, "to reflect 
Southern Baptist commitment to introduce Christian truth into every area of life and 
to be obedient to the clear intent of the Scripture in carrying out a teaching mini- 
stry." As a means of confirming this purpose, the largest number ever of leaders of 
Southern Baptist educators at its annual meeting last year requested that the Edu- 
cation Commission transmit to the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention a resolution which included a reconfirmation of their commitment to the 
unique and distinctive role and mission of Christian higher education. 

The Education Commission in its emphasis upon equipping for leadership 
recognizes the Bold Mission task which all educational institutions of state 
conventions and of the Southern Baptist Convention face in the years ahead. 

Support. -The 17 state conventions sponsoring schools and the Southern Baptist 
Convention increased their 1984 support to the schools by $4,163,017 for a 
total of $80,669,997. Of this amount, $681,663 was given as additions to endowment 
funds. Donations, gifts, and grants totaling $119,732,869 showed an increase 
of $34,847,827. Endowment funds amounted to $814,601,187; property was valued 
at $1,272,068,996, making assets total $2,086,670,183. This was an increase 
of $132,153,290. Endowment increased by $56,142,877 and property value by 
$76,010,413. 

Church Vocation Volunteers. -Church vocation volunteers totaled 21,721 for 
1984-85. 

1983-84 











Home and 


Other 


Total 




Pastoral 


Educational 


Music 


Foreign 


Church 


Church 




Ministry 


Ministry 


Ministry 


Mission 


Vocation 


Vovation 




Students 


Students 


Students 


Volunteers 


Students 


Students 


Seminaries 


8,368 


3,107 


865 


2,294* 




12,340 


Senior Colleges 


3,430 


99i 


1,322 


1,389 


1,773 


8,905 


Junior Collegea 


132 


22 


28 


19 


85 


286 


Bible Schools 


576 


109 


85 


12 


56 


838 


Academies 


132 


2 


9 


3 


5 


151 


TOTAL 


12,638 


4,231 


2,309 


1,423 


1,919 


22,520 



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1984-85 











Home and 


Other 


Total 




Pastoral 


Educational 


Music 


Foreign 


Church 


Church 




Ministry 


Ministry 


Ministry 


Mission 


Vocation 


Vocation 




Students 


Students 


Students 


Volunteers 


Students 


Students 


Seminaries 


8,700 


3,150 


847 


2,440* 




12,697 


Senior Colleges 


2,959 


868 


1,126 


1,343 


1,591 


7,887 


Junior Colleges 


1 1 T 

117 




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4^ 


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85 


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4,117 


2,087 


1,359 


1,690 


21,721 



Not duplicated in total number of church volunteers 
The Program of Christian Education Leadership 

Educational institutions sponsored by state conventions and the Southern Baptist 
Convention have always had a significant part in preparing individuals to carry out 
the Convention's mission enterprise. The Education Commission, charged with the 
directive to foster and encourage opportunities for expanding the role of Christian 
higher education in missions, continues its emphasis upon the recruitment and 
training of mission volunteers. 

The Education Commission administers funds for four scholarships. The 
Dorothea Van Deusen Opdyke Scholarships are offered to individuals in under- 
graduate college programs who are originally from mountain area of the nation. 
The Robertson and Farmer Loan Programs provide funds to faculty members 
in Baptist institutions who are attempting to update their degrees and expand 
their educational experience. The provisions of the Hester Scholarship are 
similar to those of the Robertson and Farmer funds. 



NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST COLLEGE 
REPORT -1985 



CAMPELL 
1887 

MARS HILL 
1856 



CHOWAN 
1848 

MEREDITH 
1891 



GARDNER-WEBB 
1905 

WAKE FOREST 
1834 



WINGATE 
1895 



Baptists and their colleges have been doing Christian education together for a 
long, long time. Look at those dates listed with each college above. When they are 
totaled, the cumulative number of service years for our seven colleges is 779 ! North 
Carolina Baptists have grown up with their colleges, so much so that it is difficult to 
imagine our total mission program without them. 

If you should ask our college leaders what is uppermost on their minds these days, 
you would get an answer such as this: "Christian education, Baptist students and Co- 
operative Program support." A sentence or two about each of these will complete this 



report. 



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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. Ther are large and important differences that be- 
long to Baptist colleges. They are smaller, friendlier campuses where Christian 
community is present and encouraged and where education and the Christian faith 
are compatible. 

BAPTIST STUDENTS. Young people from our churches are encouraged to 
apply to Baptist colleges. Pastors and parents help students when they guide them to 
Baptist schools. Generous student aid and work study programs make it possible for 
qualified student to attend a Baptist college. 

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM. Your North Carolina Baptist colleges say "Thank 
you" for the generous dollar support through the Cooperative Program. Baptist 
dollars buy quality Christian education and make healthy institutions possible. 

For information write or call: 
Council on Christian Higher Education 
P. O. box 26508 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611 
(919) 467-5100 

1985 Associational Report 
Council on Christian Life and Public Affairs 

This has been an extremely busy year for the Council on Christian Life and Public 
Affairs. Through its three departments, it has provided a variety of field service 
events and educational resources for North Carolina Baptists. Associational Christ- 
ian Life committee members were trained and guidance on a wide range of social and 
ehtical issues was furnished to churces and associations. June was promoted as 
World Hunger Month and our churches increased their giving significantly over 
that of 1984. The Council made available bulletin inserts, posters, world hunger 
calendars, and hunger banks, in addition to free offering envelopes. 

DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN FAMILY LIFE 
A wide range of family life events was led by the department's director. Included 
were six associational of church-wide Family Enrichment Conferences; three mar- 
riage enrichment retreats in addition to sponsoring the annual three-day Clergy 
Couples Retreat in January and the four-day Basic MER Leadership Training Con- 
ference in August; two area-wide single adult seminars and an associational single a- 
dult event. The director also spoke at two Better Homes Clubs, and one church night 
family emphases on topics such as "Ten Commandments for a Good Marriage." He 
also led three Family Life Revivals, preached in three churches on a Christian family 
emphasis, spoke to two Baptist assciations on ministering to families and divorce in 
the pastorate, and conducted three parenting workshops. Slide presentations on 
Togo and Baptist distinctives were presented in two churches. 

Two major focii of the department this year were making available four Domestic 
Violence Conferences in which the Director offered leadership; also three Divorce 
Adjustment Workshops were led by Dr. Roger Crook, family life specialist in the 
area. These were held in each area of the state under the department's sponsorship. 

Two planning meetings of the Family Ministry Department, Sunday School 
Board, were attended in Nashville and Houston. The Southern Baptist Association 
of Family Ministry was also attended. 



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Consultations by the director assisting churches, associations, and pastors in their 
crucial task of strengthening family life were offered. Two conferences for pastor's 
wives were underwritten by the department. 

DEPARTMENT OF AGING 

Ministry with Senior Adults in North Carolina has experienced significant growth 
this year. Churches are becoming increasingly aware of the potential for ministry a- 
mong older persons. Senior adult leaders received training in several workshops a- 
cross the state and a number from North Carolina attended the National Seminar on 
Aging in Atlanta, Georgia in January. In addition, more than 100 pastors partici- 
pated in the "Pastoring Older Individuals and Their Families" seminars held in 
April in four locations in the state. 

Six conferences/retreats for senior adults were held at Caraway Baptist Conference 
Center with more than 800 persons in attendance. 

The department continues to cooperate with the Christian Family Life Depart- 
ment in family enrichment conferences with sections for older persons. 

many churches observed senior adult emphasis day. 

DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION 
The work of Christian Citizenship Education has focused on the 1985 session of the 
General Assembly, which convened in February and ran into July. As usual, money 
matters took center stage, with much time going into the preparation of the state's 
budget and into debate regarding tax reductions. In addition, the legislature dealt 
with significant issues affecting the environment, education, alcohol abuse, porno- 
graphy, gambling, and day care. The Department continued to make legislative 
news available to Baptists through the Legislative Information Network, made up of 
nearly 900 people who received regular updates on issues facing the General Assem- 
bly. For the first time, summaries of L.I.N, materials were prepared and mailed to 
all pastors through the Pastor's Monthly Mailing. Some associations took advantage 
of the opportunity to have an Associational Day at the General Assembly, bringing 
a group of interested church members to Raleigh to see first-hand the work of the 
legislature. 

World hunger continued to be a matter of great concern to many Baptists. The on- 
going crises of famine in Africa has stirred new awareness of the problems and new 
generosity in response. In 1984, for the first time, North Carolina Baptists gave a 
little more than one million dollars through Baptist channels to fight hunger. In 
1985 giving is running ahead of 1984. Yet so much remains to be done. While mil- 
lions face death in Ethiopia, Sudan, Mali, Mozambique, Chad, Niger, and Burkina 
Faso, our gifts still average less that one dollar per Baptist per year. Please be in 
prayer 

—for the millions facing hunger and starvation, 

—for rain to relieve the African drought, 

-for caregivers (missionaries and others) who seek to help, 

—for ourselves, that our compassion may lead us to greater generosity. 



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1985 Annual Report 
Christian Action League Of North Carolina, Inc. 

To call 1985 a banner year for the Christian Action League, it would indeed be an 
understatement. Let's take a thumbnail sketch of what has occurred. 

I. LEGISLATION: 

A. OBSCENITY: The general Assembly enacted into law and obscenity bill that 

is the culmination of 10 years of consistent effort. Due to the loopholes in 
our state's obscenity laws, North Carolina has become the nation's "smut" 
capital because of the large numbers of porno outlets in our state per capita. 
The newly enacted law consists of the following features: 

1. The so-called "adult" book stores (porno shops) are outlawed; 

2. Sexually oriented materials such as PLAYBOY, HUSTLER, ect., will have 
to be placed under the counter or behind the counter with blinders in con- 
venient stores, newsstands, etc.; 

3. It provides for the prosecution of cable porn; 

4. Penalties for violating the state's obscenity law have been increased from 
misdemeanors to felonies. 

The law becomes effective October 1, 1985, and all companies should be directed to 
your district attorney who will ahve the authority to begin legal proceedings. 

B. ALCOHOL (LIQUOR— BEER— WINE): The following significant issues 
were addressed: 

1. Drinking Age set at 21 for all alcoholic beverages; 

2. "Happy Hours"abolished; 

3. A Dram Shop bill passed the House that will be considered by the Senate in 
the June 1986 session. This proposal will make bartenders, tavern oper- 
ators, and other retailers liable for damages if a sale is made to an intoxi- 
cated person who becomes involved in an alcohol related accident. 

4. Legislation increasing the amount of liquor pruchases and brown-bagging 
privileges from 1 gallon to 5 gallons was defeated; 

5. Permitting Convention Centers to have brown-bagging went down to defeat; 

6. A provision to allow out-of-state coorporations convicted of felonies to be 
granted ABC permits was removed for consideration. 

7. Current North Carolina law permanently revokes ABC permits for any es- 
tablisment convicted of gambling offenses. An effort to repeal that measure 
was "shot down". 

GAMBLING: 

1 . The statewide lottery act went down to defeat in the Senate with a 24 to 24 
tie vote. 

2. The "Cassino" game bill for non-profit organizations was rejected. This 
proposal would have allowed casino gambling to get its foot in the front 
door. 

3. Efforts to liberalize our bingo laws were also turned back. The profession- 
als sought to get their "noses under the tent" after being expelled in the bin- 
go reform law two years ago. 

D. ABORTION: The state abortion fund was decreased by 1/3 from 1.2 million 
to $900,000. Yet, North Carolina remains the only state in the Southeast to 



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use state tax funds for medically unnecessary abortions. The Governor re- 
comended that state tax funds be allowed only for abortions when the mo- 
ther's life is at stake, rape, or incest. The legislature rejected that proposal 
but decreased the available funding by 1/3. 

II. REFERENDUMS: In the past year, several liquor related votes were held, 
such as : 

A. Jonesville defeated ABC liquor stores along with beer and wine; 

B. Asheboro defeated ABC liquor stores, beer, wine, and liquor-by-the-drink; 

C. Morganton defeated liquor-by-the-drink; 

D. Anson County defeated beer and wine sales; 

E. Camden County defeated liquor-by-the-drink; 

F. Monroe defeated liquor-by-the-drink; 

G. Chatham County defeated liquor-by-the-drink; 

H. Nash County defeated liquor-by-the-drink; and 

I. Edgecombe County defeated liquor-by-the-drink. 

We are grateful to our Lord for the oportunity to apply the Gospel to contemp- 
porary moral and ethical issues. Then, we are grateful to you that uphold the 
League with your prayers and financial support. You make it possible for us to re- 
main on the firing line for the causes that we share. 

Coy C. Privette, Executive Director 
Tom M. Freeman, President 



EVANGELISM REPORT 1985 

We are told that only three percent of all the lost people come to our churches on 
their own. This means that 97 percent are out there lost without help, without hope, 
without strength. These people will die and go to hell unless we go to where they are 
and share Jesus with them. It is absolutely imperative that our church people come 
out of the beautiful church buildings into the market place and share with lost hum- 
anity the "Good News" of Jesus. 

All Baptists are urged to participate in the "Good News America God Loves You" 
revival in March and April 1986. The revival dates for the areas are : Eastern, 
March 9-16; Piedmont, March 23-30; and Western, April 6-13, 1986. Every church 
is encouraged to plan a revival meeting during one of these suggested dates. Let us 
pray daily that every unsaved person in North Carolina will have the opportunity to 
hear the gospel of Christ by the end of 1986. 

Churches are urged to have CWT or Lay Evangelism School training in prepara- 
tion for the "Good News America" revivals. Bible distribution and a people search 
will be emphasized during October 1985. 

Many of our churches have already scheduled revival training seminars, Growing 
Evangelistic Churches in North Carolina seminars, and Spiritual Awakening sem- 
inars for 1985-1986 

In February, in the midst of a ice storm, the Statewide Evangelism Conference was 
held at War Memorial Auditorium and Coliseum, Greensboro. Jo Ann Shelton and 
Loeen Bushman led the music and Dr. John Sullivan, Dr. John Bisagno, Dr. Bill 
Jones, Dr. James Pleitz, Dr. William Tanner, and Dr. Charles Page preached to the 
twenty-five hundred in attendance. On February 3-4, 1986 the 40th Conference will 
be held in Greensboro Coliseum with Dr. George Harris, Dr. Frank Crumpler, Dr. 
Leonard Sanderson, Dr. Frederick Sampson, and Dr. Jim Henry bringing the mess- 
ages. 

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Super Summer '85 was held in July this year at Wake Forest University July 10-12, 
with the Crusade on Friday night in Greensboro with almost ten thousand young 
people in attendance. 

The Evangelism Division sponsored 15 regional meetings in October designed for 
pastors and staff. These meetings will be held each year to inform and educate the 
staff on coming evangelism events and programs. The meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. 
and last until noon with lunch being served. This year the emphasis will be on the 
"Good News America" revivals 

Again, one of the hits of the year was the Single Adult Evangelism retreat. This is 
the third year for this retreat and it along with the vocational evangelists retreat are 
always well attended. 

The second Mountain Pastors Evangelism Conference was held at Ridgecrest and 
was such a success the 1985 conference is already on the agenda. Designed for the 
mountain pastor and his wife, the conference begins on Friday afternoon and con- 
cludes Saturday at 2:00 p.m.. 

With baptisms down this year, let's pray God will use each of us to win one in 1985- 
86. 

J. W. Hutchens, Jr., Director 

REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS -1985 

THE BIBLICAL RECORDER 

This past year has been one of the very best for the people who comprise the Baptist 
State Convention of North Carolina, and because theBiblical Recorder is a member 
of that family of God, it has enjoyed a good year also, perhaps the best in its history. 

Readership appears to be very high. Comments, letters and other communications 
with the paper indicate Baptists read the paper and depend upon it for correct and 
vital information about the work we do together. That was the purpose of the paper 
when it was founded in 1833 and it remains unchanged today. 

Tar Hell Baptists face a great challenge and responsiblility as we struggle to meet 
the opportunities before us in our growing and developing state. Fewer persons are 
members of churches in our state now than are NOT members... of any kind of 
church. Our evangelism burden to win the lost and our ministry obligations to all 
people, are at the maximum now in all our history. 

The Recorder gladly and gratefully assumes its role in this Great Commission. 
More than ever before, the paper will seek to inform, indoctrinate, enlist, inspire 
and provide a forum for Baptist thought and action as we together to achieve God's 
purpose for us. 

Subscription rates will NOT be raised for the FOURTH consecutive year in 1986, 
despite a sustantial increase in the cost of second-class postage anticipated in October, 
1985. Maximum stewardship of the paper's resources has been utilized to provide the 
paper at minimum cost so that more families can have the paper in their home. The 
rates for 1986 are the same as 1985: Individual, $7.00; Club (four or more), $6.00; 
Every Family Plan, $5.00. Our rates are equal to or less than all other major state 
Baptist papers such as The Biblical Recorder. 

All is not well in the larger family of Baptists as our national convention continues 
to struggle for its direction and identity. Every Baptist needs to be well-informed 
with accurate facts and assessments so that he or she can come to the right position un- 
der God as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We must not let the conflict in the SBC deter us 
from the work and ministry we have here in our own state. 



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Let us pray together for the advancement of Christ's Kingdom as never before. 
Please pray for the paper, its ministry, staff and contribution to the Lord's work. If 
the paper can help you, your church or your association, please call 919-847-2127. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Associational Representative 

BAPTIST RETIREMENT HOMES OF 
NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 

For over 34 years, North Carolina Baptists have been ministering with older adults 
through the Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina. The Homes' ministry is 
one that works— providing security and hope in the midst of sincere concern and 
love— bringing about the possibility for abundant life— one with a plus. This is all 
happening in the name of North Carolina Baptists through the "Baptist" Retire- 
ment Homes. 

The following facts and information will give an overview of the Retirement 
Homes' ministry from August 1984 - June 1985 : 

The Retirement Homes had an average daily occupancy of 244 
residents in the five group Homes, Nursing Care Unit and apart- 
ments. 

Over 30 new residents were admitted to the Homes and Nursing 
Care. 

Group Home fees for care were not raised. Cost containment 
and budget controls made this possible. 

Over $100,000 of benevolent care was provided monthly to 
Home residents. 

Sixty cents of each benevolent care dollar was provided through 
Cooperative Program and North Carolina Missions Offering gifts. 

"Heart to Heart" Christmas gifts from friends of the Retire- 
ment Homes provided each resident with a $20 gift. 

The Homes' Nursing Care Unit is operating at 95% occupancy. 

A 20 minute video tape, "Not An Ordinary Person," has been 
produced to be used in communicating the Retirement Homes' 
ministry. 

The Retirement Homes do have vacancies. Please request ad- 
missions information from Mr. Jackson S. Hoyle, Administrative 
Offices, Winston -Salem. 

The fiscal year ending September 30th., closed in the black, 
largely due to special gifts. 

The Homes' Nursing Care Unit, Winston-Salem, can now care 
for 85 persons. 

The Baptist Retirement Homes' mission is to continue providing the most im- 
portant dimension to meeting the needs of older adults— Christian compassions. 

The Retirement Homes provide care beyond the required minimums. Thanks to 
your mission support, care of which we know you would be proud is provided. 

Earl N. Tipton, Representative 
Baptist Homes 



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BAPTIST HOSPITAL 



REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS -1985 

Baptist Hospital is committed to making available to its patients the most advanced 
medical technology in an atmosphere of Christian caring. 

New technology brought into service during the past year includes a magnetic re- 
sonance scanner which uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves, and computer 
techniques to obtain images of the body's organs and tissues without using ionizing 
radiation. During the past year, the hospital also introduced a procedure to remove 
kidney stones by passing a large needle into the kidney and then breaking up the 
stones with ultrasound or snaring them with a tiny basket. Medical Center cardio- 
logists have helped to develop a dual-chamber pacemaker which helps to regulate the 
pace of an ailing heart so that its function is more similar to that of a healthier heart. 
Also, cardiologists are now using skreptokinase to effectively dissolve clots in the coro- 
nary arteries. In another development, many cancer patients are now benefiting 
from a new device which makes intravenous injections of drugs unnecessary. Our 
Medical Center surgeons helped develop this device called a Port-A-Cath. One other 
seemingly small development this year, but with important consequences, is the dis- 
covery by pediatricians that partial bathing of babies in the intensive care nursery 
rather than total bathing allows the body temperature to remain constant instead of 
dropping. 

These new discoveries help assure Baptist Hospital patients of high quality of pro- 
fessional care. Equally important, however, is the emotional and spiritual environ- 
ment in which this care is provided. Through department staff meetings, through 
staff education programs, through an ongoing program of new employee orientation, 
the hospital seeks to preserve an atmosphere of Christian caring and concern. The 
specific functions of the Pastoral Care Department and the Patient Relations Depart- 
ment contribute to the hospital's effort to minister "with skill and understanding." 

During the past year, our hospital admitted 25,140 patients for a total of 213,038 
days of care. Ambulatory patient visits including the Bowman Gray Department of 
Clinics totalled 243,096. The hospital has 701 licensed beds, employs 3,537 persons 
and has an operating budget of $124,187,316. The Department of Pastoral Care 
made 57,849 visits with patients, family members, and employees and provided 
21,194 hours of counseling through the Winston-Salem center and the various satel- 
lites. 

Last year, North Carolina Baptists gave their hospital $541,255.16 in financial sup- 
port through the Cooperative Program and $367,712.33 through the North Carolina 
Missions Offering. The hospital staff and the patients are deeply grateful for this 
continuing support. 

The hospital is currently involved in another expansion program which will in- 
clude new parking areas, a new inpatient tower, a clinical services building, and ad- 
ditions to the power plant as well as renovation and alterations of existing space. The 
total cost of this project is estimated at $86,344,000. 



REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 

THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST FOUNDATION, INC. 

Whether we look at our objectives in life as individual Christians or collectively, as 
a church, an association or convention, we should be interested, above all other life's 
objectives, in presenting the message of Christ to those who need to know and accept 
Him as Lord and Savior. One of the exciting aspects of being a Christian is to feel the 
joy that comes in serving Him now as well as having influence on others in the fu- 



Some of the future influence we have as Christians is reflected in our daily com- 
mitment of service now. This can be accomplished first through our personal witness 
to those who will live beyond our lifespan and, secondly, through use of our re- 
sources. An increasing number of North Carolina Baptists are experiencing the ex- 
citement that comes with knowing that a portion of their resources will be set aside in 
trusts to further the spread of the Gospel, in perpetuity. The Baptist Foundation 
provides the services that make this possible. 

During the past fiscal year (1984), 81 new trusts were established with the North 
Carolina Baptist Foundation to serve as trustee. These gifts totalled $265,029.34. Ad- 
ditions and contributions to new and existing trusts totalled $741,153 for the year. 
When maturity value of bonds in the invested portfolio are considered along with 
market value for real estate held in trust, the assets of the Foundation at the end of 
1984 totalled $10,930,279. Real estate holdings have an estimated value of $4,478 
million dollars. Income distributed to Baptist institutions and agencies, and to in- 
indi vidua Is receiving annuity payments totalled $471,563 during 1984. 

Investing of Foundation assets is carried out under the direction of the Board of 
Directors elected by the State Convention. Day to day management is given to the in- 
vestments by two fiscal agents selected by the Board. Investment philosophy now 
used calls for maximum return with some internal growth. Throughout the 65 year 
history of the Baptist Foundation, its Directors have taken seriously their fiduciary 
responsibilities as related to the trusts held as well as to the Convention. 

Support of new church growth through trusts will receive increasing attention by 
the Convention in the immediate future. A variety of methods are available to North 
Carolina Baptists through their Baptist Foundation. Information concerning these 
and other services of the Foundation are available by contacting the Foundattion 
office at P. O. Box 26508, Raleigh, North Carolina 27611. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edwin S. Coates, Executive 
Joseph Teague, Chairman, Board of Directors 



BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME 

Here are a few reasons why we are commanded to love children. We especially 
love children who are from broken homes; who do not have a chance for an educa- 
tion, church, job, or a tranquil life that is provided for those who have their parents. 
Love will be handed down to these children. Love will cause them to turn their life 
over to Christ. Love will cause them to be honest in their dealings with us and each 
other. Love will fulfill the commandment when Jesus said, "Suffer little children to 
come unto me". 

As Christians, we have a responsibility to invest in Children's Home of North 
Carolina with our money, time, and even visits. You can help with produce and can- 
ned foods. Empty jars can be picked up at Vergis Anglin's store building on Bolens 
Creek. We have 100 dozen quart jars waiting to be filled. 

So please give what you can and God will bless you on this 100th year of Child Care 
Celebration. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Cecil Huskins, Representative of Childrens Home 



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DATE CHURCH LETTERS WERE RECEIVED 

EARLY BIRD HONOR ROLL 

Browns Creek July 5 

Cane River July 6 

West Burnsville v July 8 

Hall's Chapel July 9 

South Estatoe July 10 

Pleasant Gap July 1 1 

Crabtree July 1 1 

Burnsville, First July 12 

Shoal Creek July 12 

Byrd's Chapel July 12 

OTHERS RECEIVED AS FOLLOWS 

Mount Pleasant July 13 

Fairview July 15 

Laurel Branch July 15 

Pleasant Grove July 15 

Young's Chapel July 16 

Mount Mitchell July 18 

Blue Rock July 18 

Bolens Creek July 22 

Bee Log July 17 

Bank's Creek August 5 

Windom August 7 

Price's Creek did not file church letter 
Riverside withdrew in letter of July 29, 1985 



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TABLE A CHURCH MEMBER- 
SHIP & OTHER INFORMATION 
Yancey 

North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/85 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 
BEE LOG 
BLUE ROCK 
BOLENS CREEK 
BROWNS CREEK 
BURNSVILLE FIRST 
BYRD'S CHAPEL 
CANE RIVER 


CRABTREE 
FAIRVIEW 
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PLEASANT GROVE 
PRICES CREEK 
SHOAL CREEK 
SOUTH ESTATOE 
WEST BURNSVILLE 
WINDOM 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 


TOTALS 

LAST YRS. TOTALS 21 < 

REPORTING THIS YR. 
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TABLE B SUNDAY SCHOOL 
Yancey 

North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/85 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 
BEE LOG 
BLUE ROCK 
BOLENS CREEK 
BROWNS CREEK 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
BYRD'S CHAPEL 


CANE RIVER 
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SHOAL CREEK 
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YOUNG'S CHAPEL 
TOTALS 

LAST YRS. TOTALS 21 
CHURCHES REPORTING 
THIS YR. 

LAST YRS. TOTALS 23 



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TABLE C CHURCH TRAINING 
Yancey 

North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/85 


CHURCHES 

1 


BOLENS CREEK 
BROWNS CREEK 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
MOUNT PLEASANT 
SHOAL CREEK 
WEST BURNSVILLE 


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PREVIOUS YR. TOTALS 



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North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/85 

CHURCHES 

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BOLENS CREEK 
SHOAL CREEK 
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TOTALS 

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TABLE D MUSIC MINISTRY 
Yancey 
North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/85 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 
BEE LOG 
BLUE ROCK 
BOLENS CREEK 
BROWNS CREEKS 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
BYRD'S CHAPEL 
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CRABTREE 

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WINDOM 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 


TOTALS 

LAST YRS. TOTALS 21 
CHURCHES REPORTING 
THIS YR. 

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EXPENDITURES 
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North Carolina 
Year Ending 6/30/85 


CHURCHES 


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BROWNS CREEK 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
BYRD'S CHAPEL 
CANE RIVER 


CRABTREE 
FAIRVIEW 
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SHOAL CREEK 
SOUTH ESTATOE 
WEST BURNSVILLE 
WINDOM 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 


TOTALS 

LAST YRS. TOTALS 21 
CHURCHES REPORTING 
THIS YR. 

LAST YRS TOTALS 23 
CHURCHES 



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Yancey 
North Carolina 
Year Ending 6730/85 


CHURCHES 


BANK'S CREEK 
BEE LOG 
BLUE ROCK 
BOLENS CREEK 
BROWNS CREEK 
BURNSVILLE, FIRST 
BYRD'S CHAPEL 


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CRABTREE 
FAIRVIEW 
HALL'S CHAPEL 
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MOUNT MITCHELL 
MOUNT PLEASANT 


PLEASANT GAP 
PLEASANT GROVE 
PRICES CREEK 
SHOAL CREEK 
SOUTH ESTATOE 
WEST BURNSVILLE 
WINDOM 

YOUNG'S CHAPEL 


TOTALS 



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CONSTITUTION 
OF THE YANCEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA 

REVISED AUGUST 1978 

PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent gui- 
dance and control of its activities, this body does adopt the following as its 
constitution, subject to amendment: 

ARTICLE I — NAME 

The name of this organization shall be The Yancey Baptist Association. 

ARTICLE II — PURPOSE 

The objectives of this Association shall be to counsel together for the en- 
largement and strengthening of God's Kingdom of unity and growth among 
the Churches composing it; and by cooperating with the State Baptist Conven- 
tion and the Southern Baptist Convention in a program of WORLD 
MISSIONS. 

ARTICLE III — AUTHORITY 

While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Association does 
not claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any Baptist 
Church. 

ARTICLE IV — MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1 . The membership of this Association shall be composed of Pastors 
and Member Church, ordained Ministers with membership in the member 
Churches and elected Messengers and or alternates from the Member 
Churches of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 2. The Association shall be composed of cooperating Baptist 
Churches in the area of the Association. A cooperating Church shall be one 
that supports any object of the Southern or State Baptist Convention and 
which is in friendly cooperation with these conventions and sympathetic with 
their purpose and work. 

Section 3. If any Church in the Association fails to file an associational let- 
ter for two consecutive years it will lose its affiliation. 

Section 4. The churches shall be represented by messengers from affiliated 
Churches. Each Church shall be entitled to two Messengers for every fifty 
members and for each additional fifty, or the fractional part thereof; 
provided each Church is entitled to two Messengers and provided further that 
all Pastors shall have seats, in accordance with the provisions of membership 
as set forth in this article. 

Section 5. Only the Messengers, or the Alternates selected by each Church, 
and the Pastor as herein set forth, and who are actually present shall have a 
right to vote; in other words, the full vote of any Church may be cast only if 
there is present a full number of Messengers or Alternates. The method of de- 
termining those who have been named as Messengers shall be by the names of 
the persons appearing upon each letter sent to the Association by the respec- 
tive Churches. _53_ 



ARTICLE V — MEETING TIME 



Section 1. The Association shall convene annually on the first Tuesday af- 
ternoon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday in August. 

Section 2. The Association shall meet with two different churches named 
by the Association. The Tuesday afternoon session and the fellowship hour 
with an evening meal followed by the second session will be with the first 
Church. Wednesday sessions and fellowship hour will convene with another 
church. 

Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the Moderator or Executive 
Committee provided two weeks notice is given to the members of the Churches. 
The purpose for which the meeting is called must be stated. 

ARTICLE VI — OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Association shall have the following officers: The Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator and Clerk shall be nominated from the floor and shall be elected 
by a majority vote at each annual meeting. Other officers shall be nominated 
by the Nominating Committee and shall be elected by a majority vote at each 
annual meeting. All officers and leaders shall be active members in their local 
churches. 

Section 1. The Moderator, who shall preside over the meetings of the 
Association and appoint committees as are required by the Constitution and 
give general supervision and support of all Associational activities. Any per- 
son having served two (2) successive terms as Moderator shall be ineligible for 
re-election. 

Section 2. The Vice-Moderator, who shall preside in the absence of the 
Moderator and render assistance to him when called upon to do so. Any per- 
son having served two (2) successive terms as Vice-Moderator shall be 
ineligible for re-election to that position but may be elected to the position of 
Moderator. 

Section 3. The Clerk, who shall keep a fair record of the proceedings, shall 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Associational Annuals 
within a reasonable time following the meeting of the Association and shall 
keep and preserve all Associational Records in the Associational Office. 

Section 4. The Treasurer, who shall receive all monies of the Association. 
And shall make disbursements in accordance with the budget, or for the pur- 
pose for which the funds were contributed, or on request of the Budget Com- 
mittee. The Treasurer shall keep a record of offerings and disbursements and 
report same to the Association. A copy of such report shall be in the Associa- 
tional Office. Upon request of the Executive Committee of the Association the 
Associational Financial records may be audited. 

Section 5. Minister of Music, who will plan and direct the music for the 
Annual Meeting and promote needed activities to encourage and improve the 
Music Ministry in local churches. 

Section 6. The Historian, who shall collect and preserve records of the 
history of the Association. 

Section 7. The Director of Sunday Schools, who shall promote and encour- 
age the building of better Sunday Schools in our Association by planning for 



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and conducting an Association-wide Sunday School meeting each quarter or 
as needed. 

Section 8. The Vacation Bible School Director, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage the holding of Bible Schools regularly by Member Churches thereby 
causing increased study of the Bible. 

Section 9. The Director of Church Ministries and Training, who shall pro- 
mote and encourage the Church Training Program in all the Churches of the 
Association by planning for and conducting an Associational-wide Church 
Training Meeting each quarter or as needed. 

Section 10. The Director of Women's Missionary Union, who shall direct 
and promote the work of the W.M.U. in Churches of the Association. 

Section 1 1 . The Director of Brotherhod, who shall direct and promote the 
work among men and boys in the Churches of the Association. 

Section 12. The Director of Media Services, who shall promote and super- 
vise Media Services in the local churches and in the Associational Office. 

Section 13. The Director of Youth Ministries, who shall along with the As- 
sociation Youth Ministries Committee, plan, promote, and supervise a bal- 
anced ministry to the Youth (7th through 12th grades) of Yancey County. 

The Directors and the Historian will prepare reports and file the same with 
the Clerk not later than July 12. 

ARTICLE VII — CHAIRMEN AND THEIR DUTIES 

The Chairman shall be nominated by the Nominating Committee and 
shall be elected by a majority vote at each annual meeting. 

Section 1. The Deacon Fellowship Chairman, whose duty it shall be to en- 
courage study, fellowship and activity among the Deacons of the various 
Churches of the Association and to promote a better understanding of the 
duties of such deacons. 

Section 2. Pastor's Conference Chairman, elected by the members of the 
Pastor's Conference. Membership shall be composed of Pastors and other or- 
dained ministers of the Yancey Baptist Association. 

Section 3. The Children's Homes Chairman, whose duty it shall be to work 
for increased interest in the Children's Homes and the furnishing of aid 
thereto. 

Section 4. The Baptist Publication Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
stress the importance of Christian Literature and its more extensive use. 

Section 5. The Higher Christian Education Chairman, whse duty it shall 
be to stress the importance and value of Christian Education and the necessity 
of forstering the various schools now being supported by Southern Baptist. 

Section 6. The Hospital Chairman, whose duty it is to work with the Mem- 
ber Churches of the Association and our Baptist State Hospital. 

Section 7. The Chairman of the Homes of Aging, whose duty it shall be to 
inform the Churches about this phase of work and encourage them to support 
the same. 

Section 8. The Mission Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote MIS- 
SION PRAYING, GIVING, WITNESSING and HELPING throughout 
our Association by working through the organizations. 

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Section 9. The American Bible Society Chairman, whose duty it shall be to 
furnish information about the work of the Society and encourage a once-a- 
year gift from all Churches. 

Section 10. The Evangelism Chairman, whose duty it shall be to promote a 
constructive program of evangelism. He shall promote an Association-wide 
evangelistic conference annually. 

Section 11. The Christian Life Chairman, whose duty it shall be to arouse 
the people to oppose the establishment of an Alcoholic Beverage Control 
(ABC) store in the town or county and to render any assistance to law enforce- 
ment officers that might be needed in enforcing laws now on books, and work 
for the promotion of civic righteousness and social uplift. 

Section 12. The Budget Planning Chairman whose duty it shall be, with 
the help of the committee, to prepare a budget, present the same during one of 
the sessions of the Annual Meeting and encourage churches to describe to the 
budget. 

The above named chairman will prepare reports and file the same with the 
clerk not later than July 12. 

ARTICLE VIII — COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES 

Section 1 . The Associational Moderator shall appiont a Nominating Com- 
mittee to nominate the auxilliary officers of the Association and to make rec- 
ommendations at the annual session of the Association. Providing that the 
Women's Missionary Union, the Sunday School, the Brotherhood and 
Church Training Associational organizations shall recommend a member of 
their organization for membership on the Nominating Committee. 

Section 2. (1) The Associational Executive Committee shall be composed of 
the Moderator, who shall be chairman; Vice-Moderator; Clerk; Treasurer: 
Associational Sunday School Director; Associational Church Training Direc- 
tor; Associational Brotherhood Director; Associational W.M.U. Director; 
Associational Music Director; all pastors of churches in the Association; and 
one lay member elected by each church in the Association, provided that each 
church may have only two (2) members on the committee. 

(2) The Executive Committee shall be authorized to act for the Association 
and to direct all the causes of the Association between the annual sessions. 
This committee shall be required to give a written report of its work to the 
annual session. 

(3) This committee shall meet quarterly to hear reports from Associational 
Officers and to plan and carry out the work of the Association. The quarter- 
ly meetings shall be held in January, April, July, and October, on Monday 
after the second Sunday at 7:00 p.m. 

(4) Cancellations are provided for when necessary, providing that proper 
notification is given to each member of the Committee and an alternate date is 
set for the cancelled meeting. Special meetings may be called for by the 
Moderator when he determines it is necessary. 

(5) A reminder notice of the Executive Committee meetings shall be made 
by the Associational Office in the monthly newsletter or by special mail out. 

(6) Representation of at least one-third of the member churches will consti- 
tute a quorum, provided that proper notification is given to members at least 
five (5) days in advance. 

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Section 3. The Budget Committee, The Evangelism Committee, The Ste- 
ardship Committee, and The Missions Committee shall be composed of not 
less than seven members. These members shall be appointed by the Modera- 
tor. Each committee shall be composed of two pastors and five laypersons of 
which two shall be women. 

Section 4. There shall be a Place and Preacher Committee, a Resolutions 
Committee, and Ordination Committee and a Committee for Reception of 
New Churches. Each Committee to be composed of three members and ap- 
pointed by the Moderator. 

Section 6. There shall be a Youth Ministries Committee, composed of not 
less than seven members. The members shall be nominated by the Nominating 
Committee and elected by the Association during its annual session. This 
committee shall have at least two young people as members. The Associational 
Directors of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Church Ministries, 
W.M.U. and Brotherhood shall be ex officio members. This committee shall 
plan, promote, and supervise a balanced ministry to the Youth (7th through 
12th grades) of Yancey County. 

Section 6. That the Fiscal year of the Association be from July 1, to June 
30, and that the Church Clerks get their Church Letters to the Associational 
Clerk by July 12. 

ARTICLE IX 

This Constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a vote of two- 
thirds of its Messengers or alternates present, provided notice is given the first 
day and voted on the second day of the same annual session. 



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